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Betty L. McDonald Smith
July 21, 1922 – October 17, 2015

Betty L. Smith, 93, of Monticello, formerly of Onslow, died Saturday, October 17, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello, where a parish vigil service will be held at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello, where friends may gather and view Betty after 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate. Burial will be at St. Peter Temple Hill Cemetery.
Betty was born July 21, 1922, in Center Junction, the daughter of Clifford and Louise (Bottomstone) McDonald. She graduated from Center Junction High School with the class of 1939. She married Emmett “Smitty” Smith on April 8, 1942, at Sacred Heart Church in Monticello.
Betty was a homemaker for over twenty years, and began cooking with her sister, Jeanne, at the Onslow school lunch program, serving many of her own children and grandchildren. She was an avid Cubs and Bulls fan, still rooting for the Cubs as they played their way toward the World Series.
She is survived by seven children: Linda Fairley of Wyoming, James (Joyce) of Knoxille, Marcia Huston of Monticello, Thomas (Carol) of Green Bay, WI, Greg (Jeri) of Iowa City, Theresa (Rick) Westhoff of Monticello and Lori (Tony) Preuninger of Polk City; nineteen grandchildren, thirty-three great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; a sister Shirley Schoon of Anamosa; and two brothers, Jack McDonald of Greene and Cecil Perkins of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1996; a grandson, Byran VanDorn; two sons-in-law, Gary Fairley and Richard Huston; and siblings, Glenn, Wanda, Esther, Jeanne, Dean and Raymond.

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Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, October 20, 2015

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