Blanche Bernice (Dotson) Smith went to her Heavenly Father on Monday, December 5, 2016. She was born in Berryville, Arkansas on May 25, 1921. Her parents were Janie Belle and Coy Dotson. Blanche graduated from Berryville High School, Berryville, Arkansas. She worked for Jones Retail Department Store in Independence, Missouri for several years, and then she moved to Phoenix, Arizona and worked for the Phoenix School District where she retired. In 1997, she moved to Plano, Texas to be near her daughter and family and cared for her Great Grandson for a couple of years. Blanche is survived by her sister, Charlene S. Beeson, Longview, WA; her daughter, Sonja F. Spurlock and son in-law, Ted, Dallas, TX; her granddaughter, Taunya L. Spurlock- Huggett and husband, Brian and great-grandsons, Ryan and Shaun Huggett, living in Frisco, TX; her son, Ronald L. Mode and granddaughter, Paula Mode, living in Springfield, MO; her son, Jesse B. Smith and wife, Brenda, living in Lenexa, Kansas; and granddaughter, Heather Foose and grandson, Matt Smith, living near Kansas City, MO. Services will be held at a later date.