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Marge Smith, 86

Nov 10, 2008

Elmore — Marge Smith, age 86, of Elmore, died Nov. 6, 2008, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth. Funeral services will be held today, Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Lakota Presbyterian Church in Lakota, Iowa, with Rev. Donna Stevens officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Elmore. Visitation time was 5 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Patton Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Marge was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Ledyard, Iowa, the daughter of Timothy and Kathryn (McGuire) Doocy. She was raised and educated in Ledyard where she graduated from high school in 1940. She was married to James D. “Smitty” Smith on June 24, 1944 in Oklahoma. The couple lived in Lakota, following their marriage for a few years before settling in Elmore. Marge worked as a bookkeeper for several businesses in Ledyard and in Elmore. After that, both Marge and Smitty worked at the Elmore Nursery where Marge was the secretary of the business for several years. They later owned Blue Earth Landscape for 25 years until retiring in 2000. Marge has been a longtime member of the Lakota Presbyterian Church and the church circle. She was also a member of her local bridge club and the American Legion Auxiliaries in Blue Earth and Elmore. She has been a resident of St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center since 2001.

Marge is survived by her son, Roger (Fay) Smith of Blue Earth; daughters, Kathy (Terry) Goodwin of Elmore and Sharon (Jerry) Post of Lanesboro; her brother, Tom (Shirley) Doocy of Minneapolis; her sisters, Kathryn (Vincent) Engelby of Albert Lea, Georgia (Carlyle) Engelby of Ledyard, Shirley (Darrel) Fenstermaker of Homerville, Ohio, Delores (Roger) Schwab of Granada, and Diane Krosch of Elmore. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, husband Smitty, sister Alice Kockler, brothers James, Joe, Pat and Dennis Doocy, and son-in-law Larry Mair.

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