Shirley Evon Smith

Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Shirley Evon Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Evon Smith, 72 of rural, wife of Thomas Smith, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Shirley passed away Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008 at home in Spencer.

Shirley Evon Smith, the daughter of Charles L. and Elsie L. Plinske DeWeese, was born Sept. 14, 1936 in Salix. Her early years, were spent on the farm in Salix, where she received her early education. Later, she moved to Whiting, with her sister, Marj, and brother-in-law, Raymond Daniels for one year. She then moved to Spencer to live with her sister, Vernice, and brother-in-law, Ray Feldhacker where she met Tom. One year later, she moved back to Sioux City, and attended East High to finish her education.

Shirley married Thomas Smith on June 1, 1954 in Spencer. Following their marriage, they lived on a farm near Spencer where they raised their family. She also owned and operated Sno-cones and Popcorn by Shirley at the Clay County Fair for 25 years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Spencer and helped babysitting in church for 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters: Elsie Hubert, Marj Daniels, and Doris DeWeese; an infant brother, Glennon; her husband, Tom; and a grandson, Jered Edward Shields-Smith.

Shirley is survived by her children: Becky Woolery and husband, Dale of Spencer, Brenda Griffin and husband, Terry of Spencer, Brent Smith and wife, Jacie Smith of Grimes, Betina "Missy" Lair and husband, Matthew of Spencer, and Bradley Smith and wife, Amy of Spencer; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Vernice Feldhacker of Spencer; and two brothers: Gene DeWeese of Nisland, S.D., and Billie DeWeese of Arvada, Colo.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.