Obituaries: Esther Smith

Esther Lorene Smith, 99, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away May 13, 2017 at the Bloomfield Care Center. She was born June 18, 1917 in Bladensburg, Iowa to Jay Benjamin and Jennie Garber Reno. She married Henry Clay Smith on December 6, 1940 in Lancaster, Missouri. He preceded her in death on June 8, 1968.

Esther worked in housekeeping at the Davis County Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1980. While active in the community she was involved with the American Legion Auxiliary in Bloomfield and the Floris Christian Church. She was a lifetime resident of Davis County.

She is survived by a daughter, Carrie (Mike) Crane of Selma, Iowa; son, Kelley (Launa) Smith of Long Grove, Illinois; three grandchildren, Greg (Arlynne) Smith of Palatine, Illinois, Mark (Eunyi) Smith of Huntington Woods, Michigan, Becky (Steve) Storckman of Round Lake, Illinois; five great-grandchildren, Claire and Holly Smith, Evan Smith, Charlotte and Kurt Storckman; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Jack Knox officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday with the family present to greet friends from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to the Floris Fire Department or the American Legion Avenue of Flags.