Shirley Smith


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Posted Online: March 15, 2013, 7:22 pm
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Shirley May Smith, 86, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday March 12, 2013, at Hospice of the Valley, Mesa.
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to ARC of Rock Island County.
Shirley was born on Jan. 5, 1927, in Hoisington, Kan., the daughter of Buell and Mary Agnes Ryan Green. Shirley's family moved to Rock Island in 1932. She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1945.
Shirley married Maurice D. Smith on Aug. 10, 1946, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death in June 2011.
She was employed by Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company for 34 years, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of the Rock Island Methodist Church, King's Daughters and the Kilowette Club.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Randall and Nicki Smith, Midlothian, Texas, Candice and Perry Wolfe; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two sisters and four brothers.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.












 



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