Shirley June (Clair) Smith
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Shirley June (Clair) Smith

Our dear Mother, Shirley June (Clair) Smith, 89, was received into the loving arms of her Lord Jesus on April 12, 2020, after a brief illness. Mother was proceeded by her ex-husband Carl L. Smith, parents Ernest and Alberta (Pepper) Clair, brothers Ed, Roy, and Jim, sister Rose, brother-in-law Darrell Bever, and many friends. Mother is survived by sister Ernestine, brother Bill, daughters Carline, Mel, Patricia (Leroy), Susie, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, fond friends, and memories. Mother work worked hard and was fiercely independent; loved piano, ballroom dancing, Lunch Bunch, and never left the house without her lips on. Mother will be greatly missed. Thank you Mary Ann for your care and being a good friend to Mom! Mother was cremated under the care of McLaren Funeral Home. Burial is planned for August 8 at Jordan Cemetery at 10am with a celebration of life to follow. Donations can be made to Grace Baptist Church in Des Moines.

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Published in the Des Moines Register from May 19 to May 24, 2020.
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May 25, 2020
I want to extend my condolences to Shirley's family and let you know that I am going to miss her very much.

Worked with Shirley for a long time and I was part of a lunch group that went out every year. After I moved to Virginia Beach, the group would always take a picture so I could feel a part of them even when I couldn't make it. The group won't be the same.

Will continue to pray for the family and she loved her girls.
Ella West
May 25, 2020
Shirley was a friend of my mother's. She stood up with my parent's at their wedding, in Des Moines, Iowa. Nyle and Shirley Jurgensen on February 14, 1948.
They are both gone now. Mom in 1993, and Dad in 2010.
Karen Hauschildt
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