Mary Smith Obituary

Mary Sheil Smith
Mary Sheil Smith
Mary Sheil Smith

August 8, 1912 - June 6, 2009
Resided in Clive, IA
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Mary Sheil Smith, 96, passed away at her home on June 6, 2009. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 9, 2009, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Beaverdale, followed by a reception at Woodlands Creek Clubhouse. Cremation and burial will be at a later date.

Mary was born August 8, 1912 to Leo and Elizabeth (Bessie) O'Hara. She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from East High School. Mary was a devout Catholic and had attended services at St. Peters, Visitation, St. Johns, St. Augustin and Holy Trinity Catholic Churches. She was a member of Mother's Club and Bridge Club. Mary owned and ran a bar. She was married for a total of 61 years out of her 97 years of life. Mary had lived in 5 houses her entire life, including a Beaverdale Brick for 45 years.

Mary loved to dance! She attended many military balls, and dance at Lake Robbins and the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. After being widowed she looked forward to Wednesday nights dancing at the Val Air Ballroom, where she met her second husband and they continued the legacy of dancing for many years after that. Mary enjoyed wine, traveling, watching the Chicago Cubs, gardening, socializing at the beauty salon, and spending time with family, friends and giving more than receiving. She gave so many smiles that will last forever. Mary lived life to the fullest.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Linda Jeambey; son, Tom Sheil (Naomi Barnes); stepchildren Lester (Carol) Smith and Leta (Dave) Lawrence; grandchildren Jason Jeambey, Jamie (Troy) Webber, Jerry (Chezron) Hoffman and Todd (Tammy) Hoffman; six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Florine Horton.

She was preceeded in death by her husband of 36 years, Luke Sheil; husband of 25 years Derrill Smith; and sister, Alice Carr.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M., Monday, June 8, at Westover Funeral Home with a 7:00 P.M. Vigil.


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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, June 8, 2009
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
10:00 AM