Melony Sue Smith

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Melony S. Smith, age 53 of Elma, IA passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes, IA with Fr. Mark Murphy celebrating. Burial will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery in Lourdes. Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA with a 2:30 PM Rosary. Visitation will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Wednesday. Online condolences for Melony’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Melony Sue was born May 19, 1963 to Dennis and Wanda (DeVries) Meyer in Charles City, IA. She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. Upon graduating, Melony began to work at the Alibi in Elma and then at Sara Lee in New Hampton. She was united in marriage to Michael J. Smith on July 19, 1987. The couple made their home near Lourdes where they farmed together and welcomed five children, Lee, Josh, Mandy, Mitchel and Jamie. Melony enjoyed horses, photography, her chihuahuas and traveling. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Left to honor Melony’s memories are her parents, Dennis (Wanda) Meyer of Elma, IA; children; Lee (Christina) Smith of Marion, IA; Josh (Andrea) Smith of Elma; Mandy (Matthew) Kellogg of New Hampton, IA; Mitchel Smith of Lourdes and Jamie Smith of Lawler, IA; seven grandchildren, Kaden, Rylan, Hannah, Ava, Kiera, Gavin and Logan; her brother, Monty (Deb) Meyer of Kasson, MN; her parents-in-law, Joe (Jeanne) Smith of Lourdes; her sisters-in-law, Sheila (Chad) Kruger of Independence, IA and Sandy (Dave) Hein of Tipton, IA; her brother-in-law, Robbie Smith of New Hampton, IA and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael in 2005; her granddaughter, Kadyn Jade; and her brother-in-law, Jimmy Smith.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to you guys. She was a very special lady. Man did she make me laugh. Remember and cherish her memory.

  2. Dennis, Wanda, Josh, Mandy, Mitchel, & Jamie,
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Melony was an amazing person who will never be forgotten. May God hold you in His arms during this time.

    Christie(Johnson) Robinson

  3. Hugs to family!!!! She will be missed!!!! She could sure lighten up the mood!! She knew how to make you laugh!!!!! RIP Melanie!!!

  4. Love you so much Melony and you will be sadly missed. No more pain honey. You are in GOD’s care. And in heaven with Mike and grandpa Onie and grandma. GOD bless you and keep you under his care.

  5. Russell and I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Melony’s family, hugs and prayers to everyone.

  6. Thinking of your family at this time and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers, I have many memories of Mel I hold near and dear to my heart!

  7. Wanda, Dennis, Monty and family; I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, mom, and grandmother. Although I hadn’t seen her in many years I have some very happy, fun memories of Melony and I know you will all miss her so much. She will be your guardian angel forever and keep her with you in your hearts always. Thoughts and prayers with you all. Simone Schmitt

  8. When we were in Junior High I stayed at Melanie’s house and the parents were gone so we took her horse out (I believe his name was Midnight). I never rode horses and we took it out bareback and I was sliding and screaming and Melanie was laughing. It was a memorable time. I always loved Melanie’s drawings she had a great talent, she drew houses for her and myself and they were awesome. I am sorry for your loss and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Loes Hamilton

  9. Mel,I will never forget you,you were a great friend and a beautiful person.i will miss you!my thoughts and prayers to the family.julie Dockendorf

  10. To Melony’s family – Sorry to hear of Melony’s passing. I remember the Alta Vista school days and all the fun we had in school. We sure were blessed to be friends! We were classmates and graduated from high school together. The day I got married in Lourdes, she stopped by to wish me the best. I always enjoyed her. What a great gal! She will be missed. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
    Ramona Zweibohmer Heit

  11. To Melony’s parents and children – I fondly remember riding the school bus with Melony when I was in school in Alta Vista for a short period of time, back in the late 60’s. I remember riding with Melony because she was always so friendly and always had a smile on her face. Although it’s been many years since I’ve seen Melony, her passing brings tears to my eyes as I remember the young girl with the huge smile. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  12. To Melony’s Family – Our thoughts and prayers go out to Family; Melony helped us in the past with horse activities and with our saddle club. We asked and she was there to help. Our sincere sympathy.
    Jean and Dan Scott

  13. To Melony’s family: I was very saddened to hear of Melony’s passing. I have many fond memories of Melony and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy. Ruth Riha

  14. To the family and friends,

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss.

    A comforting scripture from the Bible is at Job 14:14,15 which says:
    “If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of my compulsory Service until my relief comes.
     You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.”

    Yes, God longs to bring your loved ones back to life!

    Studying the Bible can bring us much comfort. If you would like free Bible studies, at a time and place convenient
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