Patricia A. Smith

Clerk III-- Alumni Relations

Patricia A. Smith, 69, of Sumner, died Monday, March 25, 2019, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center.  Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly with Rev. David Ambrosy and Rev. Ken Glaser concelebrating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28th at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Sumner where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and a Parish Scripture Service at 8:00 p.m. Visitation will also be for one hour preceding services at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Jace Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund or the family.  Patricia Ann, daughter of John and Evelyn (Schulte) Schnieders was born March 25, 1950, in Waterloo. She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith in Waterloo. Patty received her early education in the Catholic Schools in Waterloo prior to her family moving to Tripoli in 1963. She would graduate from Tripoli High School in 1968, and following graduation attended Gates Business School in Waterloo. On July 19, 1975, she was united in marriage with Gary Smith at North Woods Park, rural Sumner with Father Joseph Kleiner officiating. To this union four sons were born, Dan, Chris, Erik, and Wes. Patty began her professional career over thirty years ago at Iowa State Teacher’s College (now known as the University of Northern Iowa) in Cedar Falls until recently, when her health no longer permitted. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Patty thoroughly enjoyed her job, but her greatest joy came from the time she spent with her family.  Patty is survived by her husband, Gary of Sumner, four sons and their children, Dan (Michelle) Smith of Sumner and Kaylea (Jon) Nybo, Lane, Jacob, and Evelyn Smith, Chris (Natalie) Smith of Waverly and Macy Smith, Erik (Jill) Smith of Wellsburg and Brynn, Trevyn, Chayton, and Rhylan Smith, and Wes (Melanie) Smith of Waverly and Amaya and Tenleigh Smith; four siblings, Calista (Dan) Carr of St. Paul, Minnesota, Joseph (Julie) Schnieders of Indianola, Paul Schnieders of St. George, Utah, and Diane Bowers of Center Point; mother-in-law, Jean Smith of Sumner; and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jace Smith; father-in-law, Valentine Smith; and brother-in-law, Jerry Bowers.