Mary Smith


Mary Jane Smith, 92, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 at the Anamosa Care Center in Anamosa.

Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at Green Center Cemetery, rural Morley, Rev. Barb Krueger officiated.

Friends could call from 10- 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa.

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Mary Jane Miller was born Dec. 29, 1927 in Marion, the daughter of Harold and Alice (Timson) Miller. She attended schools in Marion and graduated from Marion High School. On Oct. 27, 1946 she married Gene Smith at the First Christian Church in Marion. The couple made their home in Marion for a short time before moving to Morley. Mary Jane worked at the T and D Grocery Store and also at Remley and Heiserman, both in Anamosa.

She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, playing cards and solitaire, reading, going out to eat and going out in general. It didn’t matter where she was going she always turned right when she went out the door. Above all else she loved to spend time with her family and many friends.

She is survived by her children: Peggy (Tom) Eason, Sherwood, Ariz., Gary (Janis) Smith, Martelle and Debby (Mike Rickels) Perkins, Wyo., grandchildren: Sean (Kim) Mangold, Travis (Spring) Mangold, Doris Eason, Mike (Jenny) Eason, Thomas Eason, Tim Eason, Jenny (Kory) Haverly, Darren (Nicole) Smith, Kolby (Amber) Koppenhaver and Logan (Sarah Duggan) Perkins, 21 great-grandchildren, six great- great-grandchildren, a sister Jackie (Frank) Hupperts, Fla., and a sister-in-law Pauline Miller, Cedar Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene in 1985, a brother Harold, a brother and sister-in-law Robert and Rita, and a sister and Brother-in-law Eileen and Ed Ferreter.

The family expresses their thanks to the staff of the Anamosa Care Center for the wonderful care Mary Jane received.

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