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Mary A. Smith

Mary A. Smith

May 16, 1931 - Feb. 18, 2009

OLIVIA -- Mary A. Smith, 77, formerly of Elmore, died Wednesday at Golden Living Center in Olivia.

The service will be this spring. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery in Elmore.

Arrangements are by Dirks-Blem Funeral Service in Olivia.

She was born May 16, 1931, in Chicago to William and Helen Shepard. She was raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated from St. Joseph Academy.

She married Edwin Aukes and he preceded her in death.

She married James F. Smith on Sept. 3, 1966, in St. Paul and they lived on their farm in Pilot Grove. James preceded her in death on April 12, 2006. She lived with her daughter, Pat, in Blomkest for the past two years and recently became a resident of Golden Living Center in Olivia.

She is survived by her daughter: Patricia (and Randall) Fath of Blomkest; stepchildren: Lori (and Steven) Meyer of Welcome, Jamie (and Robin) Smith of Blue Earth, Kristine (and Jim) Bowder of Le Seuer, and Scott (and Julie) Smith of Blue Earth; 11 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by both husbands and a grandson.