Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Smith, 79 of Spencer will be held at 10 a.m., today, Friday, Oct. 31, 2008 at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.
Interment will be at Dickens Cemetery in Dickens.
Shirley passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at Spencer Hospital.
Shirley Mae Smith, the daughter of Roger and Edith (Gurney) Richards, was born on Feb. 3, 1929, in Yankton, S.D. She moved to Spencer at a young age, where she received most of her education and then returned to Yankton to finish and graduate from high school.
Shirley married William Smith shortly after high school on Dec. 31, 1947, in Arnolds Park. Following their marriage, the couple lived in several places such as California, Germany, North Carolina, Texas and Taiwan due to William's military service. While in California, she worked as an executive secretary for the Department of Transportation, but mostly was a homemaker and raised her daughter, Tracy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Tracy Munoz and her husband, Tim of Minneapolis, Minn.; her niece and best friend, Estelle Handy and her husband, Junior of Spencer, IA; and her sisters: Norma Grenvik and her husband, John of Wahpeton, N.D., Donna Bramley and her husband, Ron of Mason City, and Gary Bilton and her husband, Robert of Lake City, Fla.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.