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Joan Smith

August 5, 1930 April 8, 2018
Joan Smith
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Obituary for Joan Smith

Joan Smith, 87, of Iowa City, died Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Windmill Manor in Coralville.

Her family will greet friends Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City.

Private inurnment of cremains will be in Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Iowa City.

In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to The Salvation Army.

Born August 5, 1930 in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, the daughter of Nicholas and Iris (Caraway) Peet, Joan grew up in Mt. Vernon and moved to Iowa City in 1940. She graduated from Iowa City High School in 1948.

She married Harold E. Smith in June of 1949. The couple later divorced.

Joan first worked as a lab tech at the Oakdale Campus and later as a secretary at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Trinity Episcopal Church. She also worked at UIHC in pediatrics– retiring in 1991.

Survivors include her son Dean Smith (Mary Estle Smith) of Iowa City; granddaughters, Jessica Hotz (Michael) and Amy Smith; and a longtime friend, Betty Raher of Cedar Rapids, who was just like a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister in law, Nick and Merna Peet.

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5:00 PM 4/13/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/13/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Memory Gardens Cemetery Final Resting Place

2600 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

2600 Muscatine Avenue Iowa City 52240 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Salvation Army

1116 Gilbert Court
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

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