Jeanne Smith Obituary

Jeanne L. Smith
Jeanne L. Smith

January 16, 1930 - October 4, 2017
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in West Des Moines, Iowa
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Jeanne LaVonne Smith, 87, West Des Moines, IA, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, in West Des Moines.
Survivors include daughters, Carol Perryman, Janell Barrios, and Rondelle (Kelly) Reed, sons, Steve (Bonnie) Klimowski, Bob Klimowski, Tom Klimowski, Kevin (Jenifer) Klimowski, and Brian Klimowski, grandchildren, Sean Perryman, Travis Perryman, Ryan Perryman, April Atterberry, Manuel Barrios, Jared Klimowski, Elliot Klimowski, Jamie Klimowski, Brian Klimowski, Jr., Andrea Klimowski, Christopher Klimowski, Colin Klimowski, Kelcie Reed, and Parker Reed, along with two great grandchildren.
Preceding her were husbands, Frank Klimowski, and William Smith, parents, William & Coral (Arthurs) Elliott, and brother, Robert Elliott.
Jeanne was born Jan. 16, 1930 in Des Moines, IA. After high school graduation she attended nursing school for three years and then worked as a pediatric nursing assistant. Later she would join the family business, Westco Products, Inc., an automotive maintenance product supplier. When not managing her family and business she enjoyed quilting, gardening, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, concerts, and dancing. She is most remembered by her friends and family for her unyielding positivity and her unmatched generosity.
A memorial service will be Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, 10:30am, Dunn’s Chapel, 2121 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312. Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 13th, at Dunn’s, with family greeting friends from 4 to 6pm. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry, Iowa.
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Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Friday, October 13, 2017
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Celebration of Life
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:30 AM
Violet Hill Cemetery
Perry, IA US
Saturday, October 14, 2017


Greater Iowa Chapter Alzheimer's Association
1730 - 28th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266