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Gloria Smith

Visitation:
Friday, January 22, 2010
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Garden View Chapel
3655 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50704

Visitation:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Garden View Chapel
3655 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50704

Service:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
2:00 PM
Garden View Chapel
3655 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50704



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Gloria A. Smith, age 84 of Waterloo, died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

She was born April 27, 1925 in Leroy Township, Bremer County, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Lydia (Tiedt) Bartels. Gloria married Melvin Schnurstein and they were later divorced. She married Lavene L. Smith on December 7, 1946 in Waterloo. He preceded her in death on August 17, 1996.

Gloria was a homemaker and worked as an Avon sales associate. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW Post 1623 Auxiliary.

Survivors include three daughters, Bernice (Bob) Lines of Seligman, AZ, Beverly (Denny) Beaumont and Marilyn (Bob) Siebrands of Waterloo; two sons, Leonard (Shirley) Smith of Waterloo and Kevin (Ann) Smith of Evansdale; 14 grandchildren, Robert Lines III, Darryl Lines, Brenda Hockers, Rhonda Haines, David Haines, Chad Haines, Rick Beaumont, Lue Beaumont, Matt Siebrands, Ryan Siebrands, Toni Smith, T.J. Smith, Amanda Smith and Aaron Smith; 19 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Helmuth (Carolyn) Bartels of Sumner, IA and Melvin (Marcheta) Bartels of Hudson, IA., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lavene and two sisters, Grace Bartels and Beatrice Gibbons Wilson.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Garden View Chapel with burial in the Garden of Memories Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday and after 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Garden View Chapel.

Memorials may be directed to the family.




 


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