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SMITH, Wilma M. 1929 - 2011


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 1/29/2011 at 14:40:57

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Monday, January 24, 2011
Page 8

Wilma M. SMITH

Wilma M. SMITH, 82, of Birmingham, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield.

A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa, with the Rev. Larry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery (note: neither Fairfield nor Ottumwa was specified).

Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the family present from 5-7 p.m.

A memorial has been established to the Crisis Center and Women's Shelter in Ottumwa.

Mrs. SMITH was born Jan. 22, 1929, in Melrose, the daughter of Loy Res and Rissie Fern HUFF FREE. She married Marlin V. SMITH May 15, 1949.

A 1946 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Mrs. SMITH was a resident of Packwood for 28 years and them Birmingham for 22 years. She worked at the Farmer's Savings Bank in Packwood, retiring in 1989.

Mrs. SMITH was a member of Birmingham United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the Fairfield Square Dance Club for 41 years.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Larry SMITH of Birmingham, Denny SMITH of Ottumwa, Jay SMITH of Penngrove, Calif., and David SMITH of Iowa City; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Rex FREE and Donnie FREE, and one sister, Evelyn McKELVEY.

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