In Memory of Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith
Shirley Smith
Born: June 30, 1935
Died: March 1, 2017
Age: 81
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Shirley Smith
June 30, 1935 - March 1, 2017
From: Nevada, IA

Shirley Smith passed away March 1, 2017, at her home in Nevada at the age of 81.

Shirley Mae Beard was born on June 30, 1935, in Maxwell, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Carl and Alice (Kitchen) Beard. She graduated from Maxwell High School in 1953. 

Shirley married Richard Lee Smith on June 1, 1958, in Ames, Iowa. Three children were born to their union:  Michael, Michelle, and Pamela. 

Shirley was employed at 3M in Ames for 22 years. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery. Her greatest joys came from being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and Richard were married for 45 years. 

Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Dodd of Nevada and her sons Spencer and Cooper and their dad, Barry Dodd; a granddaughter, Amber (Mike) Miller of Nevada and their children Savannah, Brayden and Emma; a grandson, Cole Smith of Nevada; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Smith. Also surviving are one sister, Paulette (Noland) Eidsmoe of Arizona; two brothers, Carl (Ruth) Beard of Texas, and Chuck (Pat) Beard of Colorado; a brother-in-law, Art Smith of Nevada; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Pam and son, Mike; and two sisters, Joyce Smith and Patricia Weber. 

Per her wishes cremation has taken place with private burial at a later date. Please join us for a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. at the Nevada Senior Community Center at 1231 6th Street, Nevada, Iowa. 


Monday, March 13, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“I was so sorry to hear about moms passing. I had no idea until today 3-13-17. Shirley was a wonderful lady and I will miss her a lot. Driving by the house won't feel the same anymore. Now she is in peace and with the rest of the family and they all will be looking over you and the kids now. Keep smiling and always remember to talk about them so they are not forgotten. Jolene”
- Jolene Ihle Oxley Stouwie
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3:19 PM
“Michelle - I am so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I think of her (and all of you) each time I drive by her house. Your mom was always so sweet. I have many fond memories of all the time I spent at your house with Pam when we were growing up. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Take care -”
- Kristi Pierce Coughenour
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 3:19 PM
“Shirley, your work here is finished and you can rest now. You have no more pain. I will see you again and you will always be my sister. Love you now and forever.”
- Paulette Eidsmoe
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 1:40 PM
“She was a wonderful Aunt and always there for a hug and treats. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. May she eternally live with love and light with her loved ones in heaven.”
- Lorrie L Culp
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Celebration of Life Service
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Senior Community Center
1231 6th Street
Nevada, Iowa