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December 14, 2017 Jerold R. Smothers
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1933 - 2017

Jerold R. Smothers, 84, of Lone Tree, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at his home in Lone Tree. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at the United Presbyterian Church in Lone Tree. Burial was in the Lone Tree Cemetery with military rites by the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457.

Jerold Reuben Smothers was born on Oct. 29, 1933, in Sigourney, Iowa, the son of William Thomas and Henrietta Etta (Buehneman) Smothers. Gary was a 1952 graduate of Lone Tree High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. On Dec. 21, 1952, Gary was united in marriage to Shirley A. Abrams in Lone Tree.

Gary owned and operated Smothers Insurance in Lone Tree, Iowa City and Coralville and was the secretary for Lincoln Mutual for over 40 years.

Jerold will be deeply missed by his wife, Sue Smothers of Lone Tree; children: Gale (Robert) Koven of Marietta, Ga, Gwen (Ward) Thompson of San Diego, Calif. and Bart (Connie) Smothers of Iowa City; grandchildren: Megan (Jeremy) Dotson, Corey (Joey) King, Bobby (Rachel) Koven and Matt (Jacqueline) Koven; three great-grandchildren: Jacob and Jenna Dotson and Isabelle Koven; one brother: Berle (Margaret) Smothers of Sumner, Iowa; and sister-in-law: June Smothers of Martelle.

Jerold was preceded in death by his parents; son: Gary “Mike” Smothers; six brothers: twin brother, Jerome; Wilfred, Lowell, Robert, William and Marion; and one sister: Kathleen Dougherty.

Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Online condolences for the Smothers family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

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