In Memory of

Shirley L. Smith

January 16, 1913 - December 23, 2014
Shirley L. Smith, the daughter of Roy and Carrie (Hoffman) Heath, was born January 16, 1913, in Larrabee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee, IA, where she attended and graduated from school. On December 21, 1943, Shirley was united in marriage to Chuck Smith. Following their marriage they resided in Cherokee, IA. Shirley taught country school for 14 years and worked at Sears for nine years. She enjoyed volunteering for the Archeological Society and spending time with her family and friends. She loved all kinds of animals, especially dogs and cats. She will be remembered for always having a positive attitude and finding good in everything. On December 23, 2014, Shirley passed away at Careage Hills in Cherokee. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Carrie Heath; and her husband, Chuck Smith. She will be remembered by her nieces: Kay Elfrink of California, Mary Jo McKenzie of Arkansas, Terrie Wilcoxon of Arizona, and Claudia Ellis of Massachusetts; one nephew, Mark Martin of Arkansas; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Larry Ostercamp
Gerald Chettinger Bud Winterton Tron Dandy
Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Shirley was an important part of the Sanford Museum. She was the secretary/treasurer of the Northwest Chapter of the Iowa Archaeological Society for many, many years. Shirley also did a great deal of volunteer work for the museum. She and Chuck had many adventures with the museum and contributed both archaeological specimens and hours and hours of work cleaning and numbering artifacts. Shirley was a life-long learner and that, I am sure, is what kept her so young at heart! ”
- Linda A Burkhart
Monday, December 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. We used to mow her yard and clean her sidewalks for her and any other maintance she needed. My great gma used to live next to her several years ago. She was a very sweet and kind person and will be missed dearly. ”
- Kris and Kevin Van Roekel
Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Dear quiet, cheerful friend through UU church, has left us for a
moment. We will be reminded of her by the tiny wood violets in
the spring, and the wildflowers she loved will be back with the
quiet beauty and gentleness of the life she loved so dearly.”
- Caite P. Bonham
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