Betty Smith

Betty A. Smith, 84, Staples, passed away December 3, 2017 at Lakewood Health System Care Center, Staples.  

Mass of Christian Burial will be held, Saturday, Dec. 9, at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples with Fr. Joe Korf officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., with prayers at 4:30 p.m. and Rosary at 6 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church; and one hour prior to Mass on Saturday at the church. 

Interment will be held at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Staples.

Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.

Betty was born June 2, 1933, in a log cabin in Wadena County to Anton and Hattie (Jaglo) Wonders. After graduating from high school, Betty married Clifford Smith in 1952. She worked as a baker for the hospital for 13 years and was a grandmother at the elementary school for 18 years. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Betty enjoyed playing bingo, feeding and watching the birds and her dog.

She is survived by  three daughters, Dawn (Rick) Adamietz, Barb Smith, both of Staples, Becky (Al) Smith, of Tucson, AZ; four sons, Dan (Suzanne), of Becker, Steve (Sheila), of St. Paul, Greg (Ann)  and Jim, both of Albuquerque, NM; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, Tony (Pat) Wonders, of Yakima, WA; sister-in-law, Gayle Wonders, of Staples; family friend, Neil Koppes, of Staples.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, Bobby, Billy,  Jimmy, Jerry and two sisters, Margie and Mallory.

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