Betty J. Smith

Dec 31, 2019
Smith, Betty


10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene


2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Locke Funeral Home     


Elmwood Cemetery in Waterloo     


Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene     


Betty J. Smith, 94, of La Porte City Nursing and Rehab, formerly of Waterloo, died Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at MercyOne-Waterloo.

She was born August 18, 1925, in Waterloo, daughter of C. Walter and Bertha Nordman Hyde. Betty attended Waterloo West High School.

She married Clial L. Smith March 24, 1946 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death July 13, 1989.

Betty worked in lunch service at West High School Cafeteria and Logan Intermediate Bakery for 16.5 years.

She was a member of Crossroads Community Church of the Nazarene, a Sunday School secretary since 1983, and longtime AMVETS Auxiliary member.

Betty is survived by one daughter, Maureen (Ron) Kraus of Waterloo; two sons, Mahlon (Becky) Smith of Evansdale, and Marlow (Betty Ackerman) Smith of Waterloo; five grandchildren, Bob (Naomi) Kraus, Scott (Tracy) Smith, Sue Smith, Michelle Smith, and Rachael Smith; and ten great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one granddaughter, Dawn O'Neill; and five sisters, Elsie Lawson, Lucille Trask, Marion Dehut, Ruth Smith, and Edna Adams.

Betty enjoyed embroidery, crafts, playing 500, and walking.

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  1. Robert S. Christians | Jan 06, 2020

      I remember many hours watching and learning while Clial and Betty played 500 with my Dad and Mom  (Simon and Ella Christians)  All gone now. Last of the Hyde girls.  End of a era. Sad.  Or, maybe a little bit happy, as all are together now.



  2. Peggy Adams | Jan 02, 2020

    Wish I could be there to see the last sister and moms best friend. Please know I will be thinking of you and your family during this tough time.

    Hugs all around.

    Peggy Adams

  3. Marilyn Benhoff | Jan 02, 2020

    My thoughts and prayers are with you kids and your families

    Now the six Hyde girls can be together once again. Love you all

    Marilyn and family

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