Laura Marlene Smith, age 82, of Bear Creek, went to her Heavenly home on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Greentree Nursing Home in Clintonville. She was born on April 3, 1934 at Jennings, daughter of the late William and Lena ( Rudolph) Meister. On July 10, 1960, she was united in marriage to Clifford Smith. He preceded her in death. Laura was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren they all called her Granny. She also, enjoyed making quilts, gardening and helping with the farm chores before she was unable to help.
She is survived by her children: Jean (Vern) Bessette, Ervin (Sara) Smith, Symco; Joan (Rick) Dean, Bear Creek; Jerry (special friend Jennifer) Smith, New London; Siblings: Frank (Shirley), Harold, Rosemary (Werner) and George. A sister-in-law Peggy. Five grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Also, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Fred, Bob and Alice; brother-in-law Clarence, sister-in-laws: Florence, Doloris and Cheryl.
A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Laura’s life will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa.
A special thanks to her grandson Joshua Fields for all his care and help over the last year. Also, his son Beau and Laura's great-granddaughter Arianna for brightening her day when she saw them.