Minnie “Dolly” DeLoras Smith

Minnie DeLoras “DOLLY” Smith, age 86, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Monday October 25, 2010 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Dolly was born November 9, 1923 in Harrison County, Iowa to Lee and Lodema ( Myler) Miller. She attended Missouri Valley High School and was a respected member of the Marching Band. She was married in 1941 in Fremont, Nebraska to James Milford Smith until his death in 2005. The family moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1959 where Dolly worked as a secretary and court reporter until returning to Missouri Valley in 1969. Dolly worked for the Missouri Valley Times as typist and galley reader and later as Head Legal Secretary for the O’Hanlon Law Firm in Blair, Nebraska. She then ran Dolly Smith & Associates Real Estate in Missouri Valley until her retirement. Dolly was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church as well a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star. She loved reading, watching films, playing the piano, refinishing furniture, upholstery work and dancing. Survivors include her son Jim Smith and wife Lupe of Phoenix Arizona and son Ryle Smith and wife Monica of Omaha, Nebraska. Her grandchildren are Tammy Ann Kulesa and James Smith of Phoenix and Ewan McFarland-Smith of Omaha. Her great grandchildren are Brandon Kulesa and Cody and Jake Smith of Phoenix. Dolly was preceded in death by her parents Lee and Lodema Miller, her brother Leslie Miller and her husband James Milford Smith. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the United Methodist Church following the committal service at the cemetery. In Loving Memory Of Minnie DeLoras “Dolly” Smith Born November 9, 1923 Logan, Iowa Entered Into Rest October 25, 2010 Missouri Valley, Iowa Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 30, 2010 United Methodist Church Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Kim Crummer Organist Genelle Riesland Vocalist Ami Guinan Selections “In The Garden” “Just A Closer Walk With Thee” Casket Bearers Ray Pike Larry Jones Don Aronson George Winther Ralph Livermore Dennis Crispin Final Resting Place Rose Hill Memorial Gardens – Missouri Valley, Iowa

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