Mary Eileen Smith

Mary Eileen (Moriarity) Smith, 99, died August 4, 2011 at the Josie Harper Residence in Omaha, Nebraska. Eileen Smith was born to James and Cecilia (Tamisiea) Moriarity in Missouri Valley, Iowa on August 4, 1912. Eileen attended St. Patrick’s Primary School and Missouri Valley High School, graduating in 1930. Eileen was granted a loan from the Missouri Valley Business and Professional Women’s Organization to attend the College of Saint Mary, and during the heart of the Depression, and while often witnessing long bread lines outside the college dining room, Eileen earned her Associate of Elementary Education Degree. Eileen was promptly hired to teach third grade for the Missouri Valley Public Schools, and taught fulltime until her marriage to Charles Louis Smith Jr. (Tod) in 1939. Descendants include Dr. Phillip C. Smith of Omaha, NE, Ann Smith Forde of Missouri Valley, IA, Judge Charles L. Smith III (Kathy Murphy) of Council Bluffs, IA, Rita Smith Stinner (John) of Gering, NE, fourteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. Eileen, a lifetime resident of Missouri Valley, was a homemaker and community volunteer, generously serving the St. Patrick’s Church Altar Society and St. Patrick’s School. Eileen was a member of BPW, and Missouri Valley Retired Teachers. Eileen was honored to receive the College of Saint Mary Alumni Association “Christian Living Award” in 1997. Eileen enjoyed traveling with Tod and her family. Her faith was her greatest strength. Eileen attended every high school reunion throughout her life, and in June 2010, was the single attendee at the 80th High School Reunion of the Missouri Valley Class of 1930. Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, brother Richard Moriarty, twin brother Philip Emmet Moriarity, and her wonderful husband, Tod. Memorials may be directed to the Harrison County Food Pantry, 2102 Liberty Avenue, Missouri Valley, Iowa, 51555. Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Thursday with a Prayer Service and Memories at 7:30 p.m. at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to lunch and fellowship at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church following the committal service. In Loving Memory Of Mary Eileen (Moriarity) Smith Mass Of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2011 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Celebrant Father Mike Berner Organist Lyle Waterhouse Vocalist Rita Stinner “The Lord’s Prayer” Congregational Selections “Sing To The Mountains” “On Eagles Wings” “O Lord I Am Not Worthy” Special Taped Selection “Twilight Time” Honorary Bearers Cecilus Stinner Maria Forde Bill Moriarity Terry Moriarity Michael Moriarity Margaret Hassett Paul Smith Casket Bearers Aaron Smith Colleen Jones L.G. Jones Terry Fangman John Stinner Jr. Phil Smith Jr. Nick Monzu Drew Obrecht Final Resting Place Mt. Carmel Cemetery – Missouri Valley, Iowa

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *