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Veda Smith

Veda Lee Smith (Cooksley)

October 1, 1938 - October 28, 2020
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Obituary

Veda Lee Smith, 82, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at Prairie Hills Assisted Living with family by her side on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Funeral services occur at 11 am on Tuesday, November 3, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Dr.). A visitation occurs from 4 pm to 7 pm on Monday, November 2 at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel. An additional visitation will occur one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday. Burial takes place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Veda was born October 1, 1938 in Dyersville, Iowa the daughter of William and Erma (Scott) Cooksley. Veda was united in marriage to James E. Smith on February 26, 1957 in Epworth, Iowa.

Veda started her career working at the Ertl Toy Company in Dyersville, Iowa. Later she was a cook working at Country Kitchen in Clinton. Her family was always her main priority and she cherished taking care of them as a homemaker.

Veda enjoyed working puzzles, watching favorite TV programs and reading books. She and her husband enjoyed dancing and camping. Above all, she loved her family very much, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and will be sadly missed.

Veda is survived by her five daughters - Becky Cummings of Bellevue, IA, Christine (Jimmie) Schnoor of Camanche, IA, Erma Naeve of Bellevue, IA, Patty (Kevin) Mayberry of Boone, IA and June (Frank) Schlecht of Clinton, IA; two sons – William (Madonna Anderson) Smith of Clinton, IA and Donald (Sherill Spradlin) Smith of Gallatin, TN; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; one brother – William Cooksley of Epworth, IA, with nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son – Richard, three grandsons – Anthony, Dillon and Dallas and one sister – Mel Kennedy.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday November 2, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Monday November 2, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday November 3, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday November 3, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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  • Service

    Tuesday November 3, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday November 3, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Lemke Funeral Homes - South Chapel
    Address
    2610 Manufacturing Drive
    CLINTON, IA 52732
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Posted at 10:40am
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Marv Bradley

Posted at 05:17pm
I was so sorry to learn of Veda's passing. We were very close during out teen years and both graduated from Epworth High School in 1957. Her dad and my mother were siblings. In fact, her parents, Bill and Erma Cooksley, and my parents, Don and Pearl Bradley held a double wedding ceremony. Although we didn't stay in close touch during our midyears, we did reconnect a few years ago and I'm so glad we did. Due to the virus and distance I will be unable to travel to Iowa for the services but I send sympathies, love and best wishes to her family. Cousin Marv Bradley
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Cindy (Hoefer) Leibold

Posted at 03:07pm
Dear Cousins, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Veda was a very sweet person. May all of your good memories help you get through this difficult time.
Cindy (Hoefer) Leibold
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BARBETTA S REEDY

Posted at 08:51am
So sorry for your loss prayers to the family. Had good times with the whole family. Barbetta & Charles Reedy


























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