With a tender heart, Mary loved her family and dear friends. She never knew a stranger, and would pray with anyone at any moment. Mary loved, knew love, and was loved by all.
Mary is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Gerald Smith; three children: Dale Smith of Dunlap, Iowa, Candy Powell of Kimberling City, Missouri, and Jodie Heard of Galena, Missouri; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Knee of Tabor, Iowa; a niece; and four nephews.
Memorial services will be held in Omaha, Nebraska, at a later time.