Laura Smith, age 91 of Perry, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1 Hour prior to the service at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Dallas Township Cemetery by Dawson, Iowa. Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Laura Luella Smith was born on Feb. 2, 1926 at Tama County, Iowa to Emery Ellsworth and Mable Mae (Ballhorn) Stull. She was united in marriage to Ray Douglas Smith in Missouri on Aug. 7, 1957. She worked at Rowley Masonic Community and as a bar tender at Ken and Tootses in Dawson.
She attended church services at the Perry Lutheran Home. She loved gardening, sewing, needlepoint, adult coloring books, puzzles, camping, fishing, mushroom hunting. While she lived at the Lutheran home she enjoyed delivering the mail to the residents and was active in the activities there
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Hans Freez and Ray Douglas Smith, parents, Emery and Mable Stull and four brothers, Melvin, Duane, Harlan and Lauren Stull.
She is survived by her two sisters, Gilberta Heithoff, Ogden, Iowa and Colleen Hjerleid, Decorah, Iowa, niece, Heidi Riehl, Dawson, Iowa and great nephews, Max and Mason Chapin.