Jeannette Smith


Jeannette Smith, 80, of Keosauqua died at 9:15 A.M. March 18, 2014, at Van Buren County Hospital, Keosauqua.  She was born October 14, 1934 at Memphis, MO to Theodor “Jerry” and Ethel Runquist Clapper and married Don Smith on March 17, 1952, in Missouri. He preceded her in death.

Jeannette lived most of her life in Scotts Bluff, NE and worked for Nebraska Triple A as a supervisor.  After her retirement she moved to Phoenix, AZ and then to Keosauqua.

Surviving are two sons, Donald Smith and David Smith (Sheryl) and a daughter,  Kathleen Peters all of Scotts Bluff, NE, 17 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a brother, Theodor Clapper Jr. (Linda) of Ankeny and a sister Donna Bruggeman (Dean) of Keosauqua.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty Hirzy.

According to her wishes her body has been cremated and no services are planned. A private burial of cremains will be at a later date.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements