Henrietta 'Henri' Smith Fields

Henrietta "Henri" Smith Fields of Columbia died Monday, April 11, 2011. She was 91.

She was born Dec. 8, 1919, in Novelty to Bill and Maude Smith.

She married Harry Fields.

Mrs. Fields was a high school basketball player at Novelty High School. After high school, she attended MU on a music scholarship and received a bachelor's degree in business.

Mrs. Fields worked at MU in husbandry and instructional design. She loved singing, cooking meals for her family and being outdoors working with the geraniums and wildflowers that grew in her yard. She also enjoyed reading the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from front to back.

Mrs. Fields is survived by four children, Michael J. Fields, James R. Fields and Mary L. Windmiller, all of Columbia, and Susan A. Fields of Englewood; six grandchildren, Nicholas Windmiller, Eric and Andrea Fields, Chelsea Fields, Harrison and Isabelle Cunningham, Eric and Cyndi Fields and Andrea and Anthony Bell; and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband, three brothers and four sisters died earlier.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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