Mary Ella (Ward) Smith

Mary Smith Obituary PhotoMary Ella (Ward) Smith, 83, of Kimberling City, MO, formerly of Tabor, IA, December 0, 0000 - November 29, 2017.

Mary Ella (Ward) Smith, 83, of Kimberling City, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 11, 1934, in Tabor, Iowa, where she grew up on a farm. Mary was the daughter of Dennis and Erville (Butterfield) Ward, who preceded her in death. On June 1, 1954, she was joined in marriage to Gerald Smith. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

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. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Published on on November 30, 2017.