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Viola M. Smith

Posted December 02, 2013 in Ankeny, Obituaries

May 27, 1925 – November 30, 2013

Viola Smith

Viola Smith

Viola Dittmer Smith, 88, of Ankeny, passed away November 30, 2013.

Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday December 4, 2013 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church, in Ankeny, with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.

A visitation will be held 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m., with a Vigil service at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd.)

Viola was born May 27, 1925 in Lacona, Iowa, the daughter of Ed and Mary Dittmer.

She was a member of Catholic Women League, Womens Auxiliary, Post #42, and a member of the Regina Coeli Choir for many years

She is survived by her son, Clayton, of Ankeny; granddaughter Jessie Bruce and grandson John Bruce; great-grandchildren Troy and Haylie, all of Des Moines; brothers Clarence Dittmer (Kovena) of Jackson, MO, and Ed Dittmer (Kay) of North Carolina, sisters in-law, Yvonne Grima (Russell) of California, Carole Dittmer of Boone, Iowa, Donna Dittmer of Kirksville, MO, Dorathe Smith of Boone, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.

Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy, a daughter Mary Ellen Bruce, her parents, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters.

Information provided by:
Memorial Services of Iowa
4208 North Ankeny Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50023

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