The Ottumwa Courier

January 11, 2013

Mary Smith, 88, Albia


ALBIA — Mary Smith, 88, of Gillette, Wyo., formerly of Albia, died Jan. 5, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Wyoming.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albia; with Fr. Michael E. Volkmer, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Albia.

Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Mary’s family present from 6-8 p.m. A rosary will be led at 4 p.m., provided by St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society with a Christian Wake service beginning at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mary had a big heart for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, so her family asks that memorials be directed to U.S. Bank, 4045 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310, in care of “Support the Guthries,” as their 16-month-old son, Drake, battles leukemia.

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