Sugar Creek, MO passed away on February 17, 2006 at his home. A visitation will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, at the carson-Speaks Chapel, 1501 W. Lexington, Independence, MO. A rosary will precede the visitation at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Cyril's Parish, 11231 E. Chicago, Independence, MO. Donald Ray Smitka was born on September 24, 1938, in Sugar Creek, MO to George and Susan Smitka. He is survived by Annie Spurlock, of the home; two sons, Donald Smitka, Jr. and Frank E. Smitka: one daughter, Nancy A. Smitka; two brothers, Aron and William Smitka; one sister, Margaret Smitka; and many nieces and nephews.