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Shirley Lea Broeker Smith
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1936
Des Moines County
Iowa, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 2008
Iowa City
Johnson County
Iowa, USA

Shirley Smith was one of two daughters born to Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Rebecca (Walker) Broeker. Shirley married Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith (1936-2005) April 25, 1953, at Kahoka, Missouri. They were the parents of five children: Sherry Lynn Smith, who died in infancy August 17, 1953; Randall Larry "Randy" Smith, Debra Kay "Debbie" Smith-Ulstad, Joni L. (Smith) Hollingsworth, and John W. Smith.


Published at the Lunning Funeral Chapel web site, October 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Shirley L. Smith
September 7, 1936 - October 19, 2008

- Friends May Call: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Wapello.

- Family will receive friends: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Wapello.

- Funeral Service: Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Wapello. Ramona Wink, Commissioned Lay Pastor for the First Presbyterian Church of Morning Sun

-Interment: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Iowa

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Louisa County Relay for Life and Louisa County Floral Hall.

Shirley L. Smith, 72, of Wapello, died at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, October 19, 2008, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Born September 7, 1936 in Burlington she was the daughter of Wallace and Ruth Walker Broeker. At the age of two, her mother passed away. Her father and stepmother Ruth Wheeler Broeker then raised her. On April 26, 1953 she married Norton "Larry" Smith in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death on April 17, 2005.

Mrs. Smith was a 1954 graduate of Morning Sun High School. She worked at Sylvania Company and then was secretary for the Wapello Elementary School for 25 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wapello, Melon Patch Quilt Guild of Muscatine, Wapello Study Club and Good Neighbors Club. She participated with Habitat for Humanity and Relay for Life. Mrs. Smith was an avid quilter and enjoyed sewing, yard work and traveling.

Survivors include two sons, Randy (Cathy) Smith of Wapello and John (Lisa) Smith of Oakville; two daughters, Debbie (Dave) Smith-Ulstad of Mason City and Joni (Randy) Hollingsworth of Morning Sun; eleven grandchildren, Christa Smith, Kelly Smith, Allison Ulstad, Jacob Ulstad, Tanner Hollingsworth, Maddie Hollingsworth, Samuel Hollingsworth, Joseph Hollingsworth, Megan Hardin, Darcy Hardin and Nathan Smith; three great grandchildren, Makayla Spurgeon, Kaleb Spurgeon and Makenna Spurgeon; brother-in-law, Elwood "Oddie" Marshall of DeWitt; cousin, Doris Walker of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and many special friends.

Her husband, parents, daughter Sherry, grandson Ryan, sister Beverly and stepmother preceded her in death.
Family links: 
  Wallace Ernest Broeker (1911 - 1998)
  Ruth Rebecca Walker Broeker (1915 - 1939)
  Norton Lawrence Smith (1936 - 2005)
  Sherry Lynn Smith (1953 - 1953)*
  Beverly Jean Broeker Marshall (1933 - 2004)*
  Shirley Lea Broeker Smith (1936 - 2008)
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Morning Sun
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Nov 07, 2012
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