Ellwyn E. "Bus" Smith(1926 - 2014)

Ellwyn E. "Bus" Smith

Peoria, AZ

E. E. "Bus" Smith, 88, formerly of Des Moines, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 in Peoria, AZ. The family will greet friends at a celebration of Bus' life from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Private scattering of his remains will be held at a later date.

Bus was born in Eagle Grove, Iowa, on February 22, 1926 to Spencer and Myrtie Mae Smith.

He is survived by his children, Lizabeth (Dennis) Maach and Tim Smith both of Des Moines and Melinda (Todd) Pearson of Norwalk, IA; stepchildren, Randi (Karen) Smith of Jackson, WY, Michele (Dale) Grandgenett of Eagan, MN, Melissa (Dennis) Gibson of Ankeny, IA, and Megan (Brian) Weeks of San Diego, CA; sister, Mary Ellen Christensen of Eagle Grove, IA; and 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren whom were all very dear to him. Bus was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Spencer Smith; daughter, Lisa Hess; and son-in-law, Joel Hess.

The family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made in Bus Smith's name to Animal Rescue League of Iowa.

Online condolences may be shared at IlesCares.com.


Funeral Home

Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567

Published in Des Moines Register from Apr. 13 to Apr. 17, 2014