Mount Ayr Record News, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, January 25, 2012
OBITUARY ~ SUE ANN (TAYLOR) SMITH
April 30, 1932 ~ January 16, 2012
Sue A. SMITH, 79, of Rock Island, Illinois, formerly of Coal Valley, Illinois, died quietly at home on Monday, January
16, 2012, surrounded by her family and friends.
Services were Saturday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble
Funeral and Cremation Center, Coal Valley, with Rev. Robert HAGEN officiating. Burial was in Coal Valley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
The former Sue Ann TAYLOR was born and raised on the TAYLOR Family Century Farm
in Mount Ayr, Iowa, and delivered by her grandmother, Mary Ann JACOBS JENNINGS CAMPBELL, because the doctor was busy
with twins. She was the eldest of three children born to Lynden Chester and Lucinda Jane JENNINGS TAYLOR. She was born
on April 30, 1932 and married Stanley Eugene SMITH on October 4, 1951. He died January 11, 1989.
Sue was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Coal Valley and the Warm-Hearted Widows group of the church. She was an avid
teddy bear collector, loved watching her "Little House on the Prairie" tapes and shared a close relationship with her
many friends at Deseret Apartments in Rock Island and the widows group. The love and care she received from Ruth, Jean,
Donna and Joyce brought her great joy, comfort and peace. She was blessed to always be surrounded by loving friends and
Sue is survived by her four children, Michael Eugene SMITH and wife Shirley of Moline, Illinois, Debra Sue
WAGMON and husband Steve of Illinois City, Illinois, Cinda Cathleen LAMBERT and husband Randy of Channahon, Illinois and
Mitchel Lynn SMITH and wife Julie of Moline, Illinois; six grandchildren, Tom PIERCE, Jeff SMITH and wife Melissa, Andy
SMITH and fiancée Kristin KOWALSKI, Joshua SMITH, Brian SMITH and Brittani SMITH; siblings and their spouses, Kay and
Hugh TERWILLIGER and Alan and Becky TAYLOR, all of Mount Ayr, Iowa, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband; two grandchildren, Suzanne Renae PIERCE and Alan Michael SMITH; her parents,
and her father-in-law, Hayden S. SMITH.
Sue's family invites friends to share stories and condolences and light a candle in her memory at
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2012
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