Sep 01,1945---Apr 23,2021

Maggie (Buchanan) Smajda, AKA “Miss Maggie”,75, Lenexa, KS, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 at Olathe Hospice House. Visitation and mass will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church 12800 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS 66216 on Friday, April 30.  Visitation will begin at 3:30pm, followed by the mass at 4:30pm.

Maggie was born September 1, 1945 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Raymond P. “Buck” Buchanan and Bessie B. (Reece) Buchanan.  She graduated from Central High School in St. Louis in 1963. She soon met her future husband, George A. Smajda, and the two married on September 21, 1963. To them were born Jennifer L. (Smajda) Hicks, Jason P. Smajda, and Jonathan M. Smajda. Maggie worked for 23 years as a secretary in the Shawnee Mission School District. She loved using her amazing organization skills to help manage the daily chaos of elementary school life. She was loved by so many students and faculty. Since retiring, Maggie has enjoyed her time with the “Dirty Dozen” engaging with former work friends in lunches, community service, and general good times.

Maggie was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Patsy R. (Buckmiller) Errett (Joseph Errett) and her grandson, Joshua M. Hicks. She is survived by her loving husband, George, her daughter Jennifer (Steven M. Hicks), her sons Jason (Michelle Belcher Smajda) and Jonathan (Teresa Denk Smajda), her grandchildren Abigail K. Hicks Klosterhoff (T.J. Klosterhoff), Jacob M. Hicks, Caleb M. Hicks (Kaylee Noel Hicks), Benjamin M. Hicks, Aidan H. Smajda, Ellie R. Smajda, Chloe J. Smajda, Oliver W. Smajda, Lydia J. Smajda and great-grandchildren Luke M. Klosterhoff and Brooklyn C. Klosterhoff.

Memorial Donations may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or Olathe Hospice House.

The service will be lived streamed. You may view at the following links.


Deborah Negus Apr 26 ,2021

Friend of Teresa ,Blue Springs ,Missouri

Teresa and family, I am so sorry to see this loss to your family. My prayers and with you. Yours in Christ Deb Negus

Mary Marrello Apr 26 ,2021

Friend Co worker ,LENEXA ,Kansas

I am so sorry to hear about Maggie passing. I worked at Rising Star for 17 years. She was always so kind and good hearted. I last saw her at Black Bear Diner. Your family are in my thoughts.

Terry Dial Apr 26 ,2021

Friend ,Greenwood ,Missouri

George, i am so sorry for your loss. Hope you amd the family are doing ok. My best wishes to you all

Mary Farmer Apr 26 ,2021

Cousin ,Wentzville ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

Sylvia Dorth Apr 26 ,2021

Worked for George. ,Kansas City ,Missouri

George I am so sorry to hear this. I know Maggie was the love of your life. Sending prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family. I hope some of the funniest and greatest memories of Maggie help flood your aching hearts. So very sorry for your loss.

Tamara Dalton Apr 26 ,2021

Friend ,Manchester ,Missouri

Dear Jen and family, your mom sounded like a wonderful, full of life lady! How blessed you were! I am so sorry for your loss, but I hope you find comfort in your memories together and peace in knowing that she lives eternally with her Savior. Continued prayers🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

Joe and Pam Brooks Apr 26 ,2021

Freinds ,Overland Park ,Kansas

George, Pam and I are shocked and saddened to learn of Maggie’s passing. She was such a loving and caring person. You know that there is nothing that we won’t do to help you through this most difficult time. May God bless you and the entire Smajda klan. Joe and Pam

Anne Siegel Apr 27 ,2021

George, I was so saddened to learn of the passing of Maggie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Joni Rhodes Apr 27 ,2021

Worked with George at Swingster ,Kansas City ,Missouri

George, I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Barbara Ann Turnbull Apr 27 ,2021

teaching with Jason for many years ,Mission ,Kansas

So very sorry for your lose. I know how difficult it is to lose a parent, but she will forever be in your thoughts each day of your life,

Tami Casey Apr 27 ,2021

George and family, I'm so sorry to hear this news. Maggie was a sweetheart. Prayers for you all as you navigate through this storm. May you find strength, peace and hope from the Holy Spirit and love of your friends and family

Bonnie Clark Apr 27 ,2021

George so sorry for your loss Peace to you and your family

Julie (Meyer) Beckenbaugh Apr 27 ,2021

Friend ,Peoria ,Illinois

George and Jenny, I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of talking to Maggie. I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Doneta Barron Apr 27 ,2021

Former Coworker of George ,Montréal

Dearest George. So very sorry to hear of Maggie's passing. My deepest condolences to you and yuur family. Will say a prayer to send whatever you all need to help during this time. My thoughts are with you. 🙏♥️

Catherine Smith Apr 27 ,2021

Friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

To George and Family: I am sorry for loss of Maggie, Mother and Grandmother. Being with you all through Jon and Teresa and children birthdays, holiday event was wonderful. Than came COVID and sent us all into isolation. My prayers are with you all. May God God Bless her soul and give her peace

Tod Vedock Apr 27 ,2021

Family Friend ,Truckee ,California

So sorry to hear this news and wish we could be there with you all for the services. Maggie was always so kind and thoughtful to us growing up and we loved her very much.

Diane Apr 27 ,2021

Worked with George at American Identity ,Leawood ,Kansas

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, George. My thoughts are with you and your kids at this difficult time and wishing peace and comfort to you all.

Linda Jackson Apr 27 ,2021

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Maggie was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. I was a teacher at Rising Star, where she was secretary. Maggie was always so cheerful, and she was a great listener. If I was having a bad day, she could always say the right things to improve my mood. Over the past few years since retirement, I’ve run into her occasionally. I miss knowing that will not happen again.

Becca Coleman Apr 27 ,2021

friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

George, I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a lovely person. Please accept my sympathy.

Roger Henry Apr 28 ,2021

Friend ,Loch Lloyd ,Missouri

George, I am so sorry for your loss. Paula and my prayers go out to you and your family.

Mary K Cummins Apr 28 ,2021

George and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories of Maggie comfort you in the days ahead. With sympathy, Mary K. Cummins

Karen Salger Apr 28 ,2021

Worked with George ,Monmouth ,Illinois

My deepest sympathy to the family. Thoughts and prayers with you all 🙏🏻❤️

Robin White Apr 30 ,2021

Have worked with George since swingster days ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Larry and I send our condolences so sorry to hear about Maggie’s passing.

Pam Melton Apr 30 ,2021

Former neighbor ,Lenexa ,Kansas

George I’m so sorry for your loss I just found out today when I saw this posting on Facebook I didn’t realize that Maggie had been sick.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church
12800 W 75th Street
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Apr 30 ,2021
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