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“I'm sure there was a bridge (or golf!!)foursome awaiting your mom in heaven! Those bridge clubs had a lot of fun times together and your mom was a...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Seeman Madison - IA

“Dear Jeff and David, I was saddened to see your Mom's name in the paper today and am very sorry I missed her service. Was so glad she could be at...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Joani Fifield Hendrix - Emerson, IA

“I wish to express my condolences to the family during your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Zack Anderson - Stanton, IA

“Dear Jeff and David and family Jane was always one to enjoy life and bring a smile into the room. My Mom and Dad always laughed a lot when Jane was...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Durwood and Laurie Ray - PA

“I knew her first when she and Rod had just married in Alexandria, VA. Rod was my mother Leila Bell's sister. Brings back memories. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Charles McNett, Jr. - Hanover, PA

“Jeff, Our deepest sympathy to you at the loss of your Mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Joe and Margaret Sampson - IA

“Jeff, Thinking of you in your time of loss. Sincerely, Mary Gohlinghorst and Family ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Gohlinghorst - Red Oak, IA

“Jeff, David & Family, We have your in our thoughts and prayers. No one can take away all the great memories you have of all those years. Remember us...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Merle & Barb - Maryville, MO

“JEFF AND FAMILY, WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JANE. SHE HAD LIVED A GOOD LIFE. I KNOW THAT SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY PEOPLE. SHE ALWAYS HAD A...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: JIM,JULIE, WILLIAM & ADENIA STANLEY - IA


Jane Carson Smith, the daughter of Earl W. and Lucille (Price) Carson was born December 16, 1919 in Moberly, Missouri. She passed away on Friday, April 24, 2009 at her home in Red Oak, Iowa at the age of 89 years, 4 months and 8 days.

Jane was raised in Topeka, Kansas. She graduated from Topeka High School in l938. Jane attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa and Grinnell College. Following graduation, she worked 10 years in the State Department for the United States Government in Washington D.C. Jane was united in marriage to Dr. Rodmond Smith on August 2, 1947 in Marshalltown, IA. They moved to Red Oak in l952. Jane was a member of the Red Oak First United Methodist Church; Red Oak Country Club; P.E.O. Chapter HB; and Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, where she was a past president. For 17 years, Jane had also served as chairman for the Red Cross Blood Mobile in Red Oak. Jane enjoyed golfing and playing bridge with her dear friends. She spent many hours crocheting afghans for family and friends. Jane enjoyed laughing and loved to have fun, along with "doing things her way." She was preceded in death by her parents and sister: Betty Purtzer.

Jane is survived by two sons: David A. Smith and wife Wanda of Broomfield, CO and Jeff Smith of Elliott, IA; brother-in-law: Jean W. Purtzer of Greenfield, IA; niece: Ann; and nephew: Bill; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Service will be held
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home
Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Red Oak
Rev. Fred Pilecki, Officiating

Visitation with the family present on Monday evening, April 27 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home

Memorials to First United Methodist Church, Red Oak

Sellergren-Lindell-DeMarce Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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