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Elizabeth Smith

Nov 25, 2016

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Smith, 88, of Fairfield and formerly of Douds and Keosauqua, died at 1:52 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield.

In accordance with her wishes, the body has been cremated. A joint graveside service with her daughter, Peggy Ross, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, east of Douds, with the Rev. Phil Ross officiating. Memorials to Zion Bible Church can be left at the cemetery or mailed to the family at 4505 Belmont Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515.

Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua is handling the arrangements.

Mrs. Smith was born July 7, 1928, in Fairfield, the daughter of Clinton and Jessie B. Purdy Gray. She married Murl A. Smith. He died March 20, 2001.

She attended Fairfield schools. She lived in Douds for many years and drove a school bus for Douds Elementary and kept the books for her husband.

Mrs. Smith attended Zion Bible Church.

She was a great cook and seamstress and enjoyed needlepointing.

Survivors include: one daughter Beverly Schafer and husband Joe of Downers Grove, Illinois; and one granddaughter.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by: one daughter, Peggy Ross; and one grandson.

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