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Winetta Smith

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Winetta Smith
Winetta Smith, 94, of Le Mars, died on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Village in Le Mars. A Celebration of Life Service is at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2006 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ in Le Mars.

Rev. Drew Tomberlin will officiate. Burial is at 2:30 p.m. at the Rosehill Cemetery in Parker, S.D. Visitation began at 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 at the church . Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com,

The daughter of Elmer and LuWellie Locke, Smith was born in Parker, S.D. on May 3, 1912. She attended grade school and high school at Parker, graduating in 1930.

She was united in marriage to Reuben Smith on March 14, 1936 at Parker, SD. She was a telephone operator for 25 years and was also employed by Jean and Floyd Blakely at the Flower House in Le Mars. She lived in Parker, SD, Kingsley, Little Rock, George and Le Mars.

Smith believed that Jesus Christ was her personal Savior. She sang in the choir under the direction of her mother.

Smith was a member of the Presbyterian United Church of Christ, Le Mars, and was active in her younger years as president of Ladies Aid, Sunday School Superintendent and a Sunday School Teacher. She directed church Christmas programs, and created many costumes. She was also a member of the Federated Women's Club.

Smith was a seamstress, flower arranger, candle maker, Christmas sugar cookie decorator, knitter, crocheter, and creator of May baskets. She loved spending time on her stamp collection and genealogy records.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter, Emory Smith and Norma of Manteca, Calif., Stuart Smith and Colleen (Nipp) of Cherokee, and Sheilah Stinton and Lyle of Le Mars; grandchildren, Shawn Smith, Shannon Smith, Matthew Smith, Michael and Carrie Smith, Stacia Smith, Curtis and Mary Puetz, Crisinda Puetz, Toni Stinton, Doug and Autumn Stinton, and Karen Stinton; great-grandchildren Joshua Smith, Maia Smith, Shea Smith and Reuben Smith. Her family circle also holds a brother-in-law Harris (Tony) Smith of Groveland, Calif. and many nieces, nephews and families.

She was preceeded in death by her husband Reuben, her brother and his wife, Myron and Thalia Locke; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Esther Smith, Leona and Art Jones, Esther and Harry Seils, Frederick and Viola Smith, and Jessie and Otto Anderson.