Mary Frances Smith

Mary Frances Smith

August 24, 1943 - September 07, 2021

Mary Frances Smith, 78, a life-long resident of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at her home.

Mary Frances Riepe was born on August 24, 1943, the daughter of Ora and Wilma (Brandmeyer) Riepe. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School and attended Marycrest College and Burlington Business School. On April 20, 1963 she was united in marriage to Leo Larry Smith and together they raised 6 children. Mary Frances worked for Henry County Farm Bureau for 44 years. She was a member of the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church where she was a member of the Alter & Rosary Society for several years. She was also a member of the NU Club and L.B.S. Club, which were neighborhood clubs. She and her husband took their children on many family vacations out west. Mary Frances enjoyed taking pictures of the sunrise, sunset, and her flower gardens. She also enjoyed family picnics to Nauvoo, Illinois at the same picnic table along the Mississippi River for over 50 years.

Mary Frances is survived by her husband, Larry and 6 children: Christina (Doug) Hoenig of Ames, Brian (Cindy) Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Carla Jones of Mt. Pleasant, Sarah (Mike) Jirak of New London, Natalie VanSickle of Mt. Pleasant, and Adam (Brooke) Smith of Mt. Pleasant, as well as grandchildren, Aaron (Holly) & Andreas Hoenig, Justin, Cody, & Austin Smith, Kaitlin (Randy) Wade & Marcus Jones, Elizabeth (David) Huppenbauer, and Courtney & Delaney Smith. She is also survived by 5 great-grandchildren, Abel & Noel Hoenig, Taylor & Junior Wade, and Harper Huppenbauer.

Mary Frances is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, W.J. Riepe and sons-in-law, John Jones & David VanSickle.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m., with Father Paul Connolly officiating. Memorials may be directed to EveryStep Hospice of Mt. Pleasant or to the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Mt. Pleasant in her memory.

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