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Orla Jane Smith

January 25, 1941 — February 19, 2014

Orla Jane Smith

GARNER - Orla Jane Smith, 73, of Garner died Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

A memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 3 P.M., Sunday, February 23rd at the Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner.

Orla Jane Smith, the daughter of George and Elsie (De Boer) Andersen, was born January 25, 1941 at Buffalo Center. She attended school at Titonka and graduated from Montrose High School. On June 27, 1959 she was married to Arlo L. Smith. They lived in Germany for a few years while Arlo was in the U.S. Army. Following his honorable discharge they moved to Montrose, Iowa and in 1980 to Garner. She had worked as an inspector at E.F. Johnson in Garner and Fleetguard in Lake Mills until her retirement. Orla Jane enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially, her grandchildren, shopping for shoes, roller skating, singing, dancing and going to the movies.

She was a member of Order of Eastern Star.

Orla Jane is survived by her four children and their families, Dane Smith of Waterloo, Shane Smith of Urbandale and his two children, Sinjin and Sage, Nickki (Michael) Oborny of Garner and their two sons, Skylar and Austin, and George (Tara) Smith of Garner and their three sons, Chase, Reece and Carson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Arlo, October 30, 2012.
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