OBITUARY - ELLEN MARIE "ELLIE" SMITH
Ellen Marie SMITH, daughter of Henry T. and Edith (CLYMER) SMITH, was born in Jefferson Township, Ringgold County, Iowa,
Nov. 3, 1926 and departed this life Oct. 19, 1999 at Alegent Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa at the age of 72 years, 11
months and 16 days. Ellen lived in Ringgold County until the age of 9 when she entered Glenwood State School with her
sister. In 1961, Ellen and her sister moved to Jasper County Care Facility and resided there until 1981, when Ellen and
her sister moved to the Taylor County Care Facility, now Taylor Ridge Estates.
Ellen was preceded in death by both of her
parents, sisters Josephine, Betty Jane, Lena, Bessie, Florence and Pearl and a brother Jessie.
Survivors include her
sister Julie SMITH of Taylor Ridge Estates, nieces, nephews and a special brother-in-law Fern BARKER of Conway, Iowa.
Ellen was active in her residential community. She enjoyed vacationing, needle work and the Taylor Ridge Bell Choir. She
also volunteered her time at a local day care.
Ellie and her sister, Julia, had a very special relationship. Ellie was
especially close with her nieces Patty and Denise and her great-niece Melissa, who was always there for her.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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