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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Sept. 18, 2012

Funeral arrangements set for Tomarken Smith

Northwest Missouri State University has received information regarding funeral arrangements for Tomarken Smith, a Northwest student who died Sept. 14.

The visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, followed by an 11 a.m. service, at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 3040 Hickory St., in St. Louis. Burial will be immediately afterward at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery, 2900 Sheridan Road, in St. Louis.

Smith, 21, of St. Louis, was a senior corporate recreation/wellness major with a minor in coaching. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, a former resident assistant and a current student employee at the University fitness center.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Board has set up a fund to assist Smith’s family. Monetary donations may be made to:

Tomarken Smith Memorial Fund
c/o Citizens Bank and Trust
105 N. Main St.
Maryville, MO 64468

In addition, Smith's family has asked that cards and notes be collected and sent to them in a single mailing. Anyone who wishes to do so should provide such correspondence to Northwest’s Office of Campus Activities, located on the second floor of the J.W. Jones Student Union. The office will collect these items between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Wednesday, Sept. 19.

Counseling services remain available to Northwest students and employees by calling 660.562.1348.

A campus bell ringing will be coordinated at a later date, according to the wishes of Smith’s family.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468