Bethel Lorene Smith

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bethel Lorene Smith, 93, of Shell Knob, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.

She was born April 7, 1923, in Monterey, Minn., the daughter of Ai and Elsie (Parson) Morris. On Dec. 24, 1943, in Spirit Lake, Iowa, she was united in marriage to Donald Harris Smith, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother and four sisters.

Survivors include: two sons, Jimmey Donald Smith and his wife Edith of Colorado and John Harris Smith and his wife Teresa of Minnesota; two daughters, Catherine Ruth Mingo and her husband Robert of Shell Knob, and Bethel Marie Lower and her husband Ray of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She attended school in Superior, Iowa, and graduated from Monterey High School in Minnesota. Services were held Friday, in Fohn Funeral Home at Shell Knob. Pastor Bob Gaddis conducted the services. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery at Spencer, Iowa.

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