December 16, 2010

LOREAN SMITH
(10/24/1920 - 12/8/2010)



Lorean Smith, 90, Ottumwa, IA, died at 7:10 p.m. December 8, 2010 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.

She was born October 24, 1920 in Davis County, IA to James William and Nellie Ann Acton Arnold. She married Wayne William Steen on June 19, 1940. They divorced. She married Jewell J. Smith on August 3, 2000. He preceded her in death October 25, 2010.

A resident of Davis and Wapello Counties all of her life, she was of the Baptist faith.

Surviving are two sons, Larry Steen of Ottumwa and Gerald Steen (special friend, Cindy Robinson) of Glenwood, MO; two step-sons, Allen Smith of Ottumwa and Mark Smith of Eldon; 9 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great-great granddaughter and a brother, James Arnold Jr. of Eugene, OR.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Vera Farley, Fay Jones, Dorothy Simmons and Mary Frances Nelson and two brothers, Oscar and Pearl Arnold.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 13, 2010 at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa, IA with Rev. Mel Kendall officiating. Burial was in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Bloomfield, IA.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, IA 52501.

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