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JoAnn Marie Smith

Posted September 13, 2013 in Clive, Obituaries

August 7, 1935 – September 12, 2013

Jo Smith

Jo Smith

JoAnn “Jo” Smith entered into eternal life on September 12, 2013 after a 10 year battle with Parkinson’s disease. Jo was born August 7, 1935 to Levi Everett and Dolores Marie Caldwell in Valley Junction, Iowa. She graduated from Valley High School in 1953 where she played basketball and was a Majorette. After she graduated, Jo married her long time sweetheart, Donald Ray Smith, whom she knew since kindergarten. Jo worked JC Penney, Armstrong Tire, West Des Moines Schools and retired from TJ Maxx. Jo’s greatest enjoyments were dancing to country music with Don, happy hour with family and friends, travel, and a good box of wine. Left to cherish Jo’s memory are her husband of 59 years, Don, their children; Chris (Kelly) Smith, Kevin (Marlo) Smith and Kim (Jim) Mraz. Grandchildren; Jake (Missy), Angie, Jenny (Dane), Travis, Charlie, Claire and Sam. Great-grandchildren; Lilly, Chloe, and Maddox. A visitation will be held Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 4-7pm at Brooks Funeral Home 7975 University Boulevard, Clive. Funeral service will be held Monday, September 16, 2013 at St. Timothy’s Church at 10:30 a.m. with burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice in Johnston

Information provided by:
Brooks Funeral Care
7975 University Blvd.
Clive, IA 50325

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