Audrey L. Smith, age 89, of Yankton, South Dakota, died on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton.
Graveside services are 3:00 PM, on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery in Marcus, Iowa with Reverend Kevin Roop officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Yankton.
Audrey was born September 16, 1927 in Liberty Township, Iowa to Frederick and Clara (Van Sickle) Hoxsie. She grew up in Marcus, Iowa and graduated from Marcus High School. On April 13, 1947, Audrey married Leonard "Smitty" Smith in Elk Point, South Dakota. After their marriage, they lived in Marcus until moving to Yankton in 1965. Audrey worked for Gurney Seed and Nursery for many years. She was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Yankton. When she was younger Audrey loved to bowl, golf, fish, play pinochle and work in her yard. She also enjoyed playing Wii bowling at the senior center. Audrey loved her husband and being around her family and friends. She was a kind, giving, strong willed, loving woman who had a great sense of humor.
Audrey is survived by her brother-in-law, Alvin "Abe" Smith of Marcus, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews and their families.
Audrey was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Smitty on August 9, 2010; brother, Fred Hoxsie Jr.; and a sister, Donna Smith.
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Steve, Shari & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May Audrey rest in God's Eternal Care.
Our sympathy to Abe, nieces and nephews of Audrey. I truly loved Aud and have fond memories of good times spent with her. Mom and Dad sure had good time with the two Smith couples! Not sure if you know this but mom always told me that when Audrey came to the hospital when I was born, she said I looked like a Valerie Jean... and so it was. That has always been special to me to know that Audrey came up with my name- and a name I love. God's Peace and Blessings to you all during this difficult time and always. RIP Aud with all my love.
Valerie (Slagter) Eickholt
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