|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1929|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 2009|
Frances A. Smith, of Tama, died Monday, September 28, 2009, at her home. She was 80 years of age.
Father: Francis Maxwell
Mother: L. Rosetta (nee Neal)
Sisters: Margaret, Ann, Daisy, Carol, & Patricia
Husband: R. Kenneth Smith
Fran received her B.A. from Drake University, her Master's Degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and a PhD in Humanities and Fine Arts from the University of Chicago.
On December 7, 1947, she was united in marriage to R. Kenneth Smith in State Center, Iowa.
Fran was a certified Master gardener and a life member of the Central Region National Garden Club. She was also a member of the Marshalltown Federated Garden Club, the Iowa State Horticulture Society, the Tama County Foster Care Review Board, GFWC/Iowa Leadership, and the Marshalltown and Tama Women's Club. She enjoyed traveling and observing wildlife with her husband Kenneth, as well as their trips to Texas in the winter. Fran and Kenny were "parents" to special daughters and international persons.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Francis Maxwell and L. Rosetta Maxwell Patterson; and a brother, Ronald A. Maxwell.
Memorial Services were held October 1, 2009, followed by burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama.
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Kate Sutherland
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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