Barbara Mae Smith
1930 - 2021
Smith, Barbara Mae

October 9, 1930 - January 6, 2021

Age 90. Barbara was born to parents, Joseph and Elsie (Koenig) Polzin in Blair, NE. A graduate of Omaha South High School. Barbara was a waitress and head chef at Caniglia's for 25 years, a Platteview school bus driver for 25 years, and a member of First Baptist Church-Bellevue for 50 years. Barbara was a faithful servant to the Lord and witnessed to many. There was nothing she wouldn't do to help a complete stranger. She lived an amazing life and was loved by everyone!

Preceded in death by husband of 38 years, David L. Smith; sons, Ricky Joeheim and Del Stokes; and granddaughter, Jessica Smith. Survived by children, Dianna Blakely (Steve) and Ashley, Nancy Stokes, Nancy Erickson, David Smith, and Jim Smith; sisters, Elaine Jerman, Donna Burke, and Janet Polzin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Friday, January 15, 4-7pm, First Baptist Church, Bellevue, 112 East 23rd Avenue, Bellevue. CELEBRATION of LIFE SERVICE following CDC guidelines: Saturday, January 16, 10:30am, First Baptist Church, Bellevue. Interment: Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to First Baptist Church-Bellevue. To view livestream of the service go to Participate Online and click the "Watch Now"


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Published by Omaha World-Herald on Jan. 10, 2021.
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
First Baptist Church
112 East 23rd Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska
Celebration of Life
First Baptist Church
112 East 23rd Avenue, Bellevue, Nebraska
Funeral services provided by:
Bellevue Memorial Funeral Home
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From Liz Baker and RRD
January 13, 2021
So sorry to learn of Barb´s passing. Had Many fond memories cruising with her Family many years ago. We shared the Same spot several times on airplanes And other reservations. It was quite a Funny situation we had good laughs with. God Bless. Barbara "Bobbi" Smith
Bobbi Smith
January 11, 2021
I will always remember my big sister and the fond memories growing up with her. We shared many good times together. Our father told me when our mother passed " Life is like a book. Her job on earth is complete and now we must move on to the next chapter ". She will be in my heart and memories.
Janet Polzin Edwards
January 10, 2021
Our daughter Tara Simons spoke of Barbara alot so many great things, especially of all the great things she has done for other people, well, louie an I were visiting Tara an the grandkids, an we went to Taras church bellevue Baptist, an that is where I met Barbara, what wonderful person , I felt like she knew me all my life, PB, an pastor Carl spoke very highly of her as well, I just want to say to her children, that I am so very sorry for you loss, she has made many great memories, an she is now with our LORD, an SAVIOR. GOD be with you an your family,
Darlene Thompson
January 10, 2021