Edna Mary Smithback
September 23, 1922 ~ July 22, 2012
Visitation will begin at 5 pm, Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at the Faith United Presbyterian Church in Brandon, with a prayer service at 6:30 pm. Family will be present from 5 to 7pm. Funeral services will begin at 10am, Wednesday, July 25, also at Faith United, in Brandon. Pastor Chuck Asche will officiate.
Edna Mary Freeman was born in Gloucestershire England on September 23, 1922, to Percy and Eva (Etheridge) Freeman. She met Clayton Smithback while he was stationed there during WWII. She followed him back to Sioux Falls after the war ended. There they were married on March 16, 1947 and had four children. In 1965, they moved to Brandon.
Edna was a long time member of the Faith United Presbyterian Church in Brandon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Clayton, in 2000, and one daughter, Terri Warren, in 2003.
Edna is survived by her daughters Marlene Lee, Brandon, Kathy (Bob) Crowe, Brandon and son David (Peg) Smithback, Dyersburg, TN; eight grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren; special friends Mona Reed, Jane Chinn, and Sharon and Gerry Bruggeman.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials are to be made to Faith United Presbyterian Church of Brandon.