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Rose Marie Smith

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Rose Marie Smith Notice
Smith, Rose Marie (Nee Lovett) Of New Berlin, WI. Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on April 10, 2013, at the age of 80. Cherished wife of Stanton W. Smith, for 61 years. Loving mother of Laura Lee (Mark) Langer, Roger A. (Mary Beth) Smith, and Joel H. (Linda) Smith. Proud grandmother of 9 and great-grandmother of 5. Also loved by many other relatives and friends. Rose was born on a farm near Zionsville, Indiana to Delbert and Edna (nee Harvey) Lovett. Rose attended Zionsville Elementary School, graduated from Zionsville High School and attended Indiana University. Rose married Stanton W. Smith (whom she met in 2nd grade) at the Zionsville Methodist Church. While Stanton was in the Navy they lived in New York and Virginia. They later moved to Wisconsin in 1959 and settled in New Berlin in 1962. Rose retired from the New Berlin Police Department as an Administrative Secretary after 25 years of service. She loved researching family history, and was a voracious reader of historical novels. She was patient, selfless, and kind. Rose was an avid gardener and had a way of making everything she touched bloom into beauty. Gathering at the Funeral Home on Saturday, April 20, from 10-11:00AM. Celebration of Rose's life at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Rose's name may be sent to Calvary United Methodist Church (3177 South 107th Street, West Allis, WI 53227).
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Apr. 17, 2013
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