Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 09, 2010
OBITUARY - JULIA SMITH
July 16, 1923 - September 3, 2010
Julia SMITH was born in Jefferson Township, Ringgold County, Iowa on July 16, 1923 to Edith (CLYMER) SMITH and Henry T.
SMITH. Julia was one of nine children. Julia lived with her parents until age 13 and then was placed at Glenwood State
Hospital School. She moved to the the Jasper County Care Facility in 1961. She would later move to the Taylor County Care
Facility in 1981 which later became Taylor Ridge Estates. Julia was able to regain contact with her remaining family
members. Julia's true passion was her sister Ellen, better known as Ellie. They were roommates at Taylor Ridge until
Ellen's death on October 19, 1999. Ellie meant everything to her as did her nieces Denise PETERMAN, Patty MAINS, and
great-niece Melissa KENNAN.
Julia held different jobs at Taylor Ridge such as laundry, kitchen, and housekeeping. Julia
loved outings and music but most of the time you could find her on the patio greeting everyone that came in and out of
the door and you felt welcomed by her beautiful smile. Julia loved her coffee, dressing up in Halloween costumes. She was
a shopper. She liked watching TV and movies. Julia loved the color red and would wear red a lot. She loved her chocolate
and the summer time.
Julia passed away on September 3, 2010 at Taylor Ridge Estates in Lenox. She was preceded in death by her parents and
siblings Josephine MORGAN, Betty Jane PETERMAN, Lena SMITH, Bessie BARKER, Florence BARKER, Pearl ROACH, Jessie SMITH,
and Ellen SMITH.
Survivors include her nieces and extended family at Taylor Ridge Estates.
A memorial fund has been established in her name. Arrangements were hendled by Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in
Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Services were held Tuesday, September 7 at 10:00 p.m. at Taylor Ridge Estates in Lenox,
with Rev. Tim MAXA officiating.
Julia was laid at rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2010
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