Gwendolyn Alyce Smith, 88, of Burlington, died at 2:45 AM Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at the Burlington Care Center in Burlington.
Born November 8, 1929, in Libertyville, IA, she was the daughter of Cloyce Virgil and Sarah Verle McCleary Hyde. On September 9, 1947, she married James Price Smith in Memphis, MO. He later passed on March 13, 1995.
She was a homemaker and also worked for J.C. Penney Company.
She graduated in 1947 from Fairfield High School.
She was of Christian faith. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She enjoyed being a Mom, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. She especially enjoyed baking pies, animals, playing pinochle and traveling.
Survivors include one son, J. K. (Eileen) Smith of Burlington; two daughters, Karla Kellen of Burlington and Karen Cross of West Burlington; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Sandra McGhee of Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews.
Beside her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Evelyn Jean McDowell
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
A Memorial Visitation for Gwendolyn will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with prayers to end at 7:00 PM on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
Memorials have been established for the Local Alzheimer's Association and the Des Moines County Humane Society.