Lucille L. Smith, 94,Toledo, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama. Public Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, from 2-5 p.m. at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Interment will be private at a later date.
Lucille was born on Aug.29, 1917, in Gladbrook, the daughter of Henry and Alvena (Bern) Dahms.
On June 16, 1940, she was united in marriage to Edgar R. Smith in Marshalltown.
Lucille L. Smith
She worked for Dick's Restaurant in downtown Toledo and moved with them to the corner of Highways 30 & 63. She later worked at the Maid-Rite in Toledo. Lucille enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, and watching and feeding the birds. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and watching Iowa football. Lucille loved baking and cooking, especially for her family.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Edgar, on March 24, 2004; one son, Dale Smith; one granddaughter, Angela Benda; one great-granddaughter, Abigail Thomazin; five brothers, Gilman, Gilbert, Ervin, Lester, and Wilbur Dahms; and two sisters-in-law, Mary and Margaret Dahms.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon (Joseph Westover) Benda Westover, Fortuna, Calif. and Joan (Lee) Meppelink, Toledo; 12 grandchildren, Billy, Sandra, Diana, Rodney, Tim, and Denise (children of Joan), Tracy and Terry (children of Sharon), Buffy, Christina, Jenny and John (children of Dale); numerous great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Ardis Dahms, Des Moines and Marcella Dahms, Gladbrook.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.