Edythe Smith


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Posted Online: April 29, 2013, 7:20 pm
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Edythe M. Smith, 96, a resident of ManorCare in Davenport, formerly of Eldridge, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at ManorCare.
Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 3, at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Born on March 31, 1917, in Davenport, Edythe was the daughter of Fred G. and Hazel O. Nunnally Kallous. On April 16, 1938, in Waterloo, Iowa, she married Elmer Smith. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1994.
Edythe and Elmer ran the C & E Cafe in Lost Nation, Iowa, for 10 years. She was a member of Union Presbyterian Church in Lost Nation. Edythe was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan, enjoying their games on television. She loved to watch "Jeopardy."
Those left to honor her memory include her daughters, Sharon (David) Edleman, Kewanee, Lynne (Gary) Becker, Bloomington, Minn., and Deborah (Ken) Fordham, Eldridge; her son, Gerald Smith, Richfield, Minn.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her sister, Betty Hoots, Riverdale.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Dorothy Preisser.
Condolences for Edythe's family may be made by viewing her obituary at mcginnis-chambers.com.












 



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