In loving memory of

Ellen Smith
May 14, 1952 - June 9, 2022

Visitation for Ellen will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday, June 17, 2022, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Buffalo Center.

Ellen Joy Smith was born May 14, 1952, the daughter of Fred and Arlene (Smith) Krause in Trenton, Pennsylvania. She grew up in Phoenix, Arizona attended and graduated from Phoenix Christian High School. She went on to Hamilton School of Business in Mason City, Iowa where she earned a degree in Bookkeeping. After school, she moved back to Phoenix and worked various jobs.

On October 12, 1984, she married Scott Smith. They lived in Phoenix until September of 1999 when they moved to Rake, Iowa. Where she worked as the city clerk for 10 years. She enjoyed crafts, painting, gardening, and flowers.

Ellen died Thursday, June 9, 2022, at her home in Rake. She was 70 years old.

She is survived by her husband, Scott. Ellen was preceded in death by her parents.


Shari Hemsworth wrote on Jun 14, 2022:

"Ellen will be missed. Thinking of you Scott."

Don and Laura Blackwell Phoenix AZ wrote on Jun 14, 2022:

"Ellen will be missed. I?m so sorry for your loss Scott. ??"

Stacy Roth wrote on Jun 13, 2022:

"Ellen sure has a special place in my heart. Her loving, kind, and giving faith will always be valued. Many hugs to Scott!"

Darcy Roeder wrote on Jun 13, 2022:

"Scott, I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a kind woman. Always took the time to stop and chqt with me whenever I saw her. I will truly miss her. "