Merry Smith: Alumni Success Story


After a tragic car accident took the lives of her first husband and her two-year-old son, Merry Smith started down a path of change that led her to her calling.

She began following her calling by continuing her education. To get through this trying time and follow this road to success and growth out of tragedy she attended Missouri Baptist University. She earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration. Merry is now a Licensed Practical Nurse who has worked at Mid-America Transplant Services for the last 12 years. In 2012, Merry was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from MBU.

Merry has also earned a “Certification in Thanatology (death, dying and bereavement)” from the Association of Death Educators and Counselors and a certification in “Death & Grief Studies” from Colorado State University. Her job allows her to share her personal testimony and positively impact others who are experiencing loss.

A story of shining on.