Helma S. Smith, 96, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Asbury Park in Newton.
She was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Meno, Okla., to Andrew B. and Martha M. (Buller) Jantz. On Oct. 14, 1937, she married Bert Smith in Syracuse, and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2003.
Helma was a longtime active member of the First Missionary Church in Newton where she severed in many ways through the years. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, enjoyed cooking for her family, sewing and embroidery. One of Helma’s greatest joys was her family, and she looked forward to spending time with her loving family and many friends.
She is survived by her sons and their spouses: Harold and Cathy Smith, Delbert and Shirley Smith, and Dennis and Linda Smith. She also is survived by two sisters, Lyla Killfoil and Wilma Schroeder. Helma has several loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great- grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
She waspreceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Bertice Smith.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel in Newton with Pastors Ray Adams, Anthony Adams and Dan Quinlin presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Missionary Cemetery in rural Newton.
Memorials are suggested to Good Shepherd Hospice in care of Petersen Funeral Home.