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Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith

Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith

Male 1936 - 2005

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  • Name  Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith  [1, 2
    Nickname  Larry 
    Born  21 Nov 1936  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Apr 2005  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Obituary  19 Apr 2005  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Norton "Larry" Smith, 68, of Wapello, died at 2:56 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2005, at his home.

      Born November 21, 1936, in Burlington, he was the son of Norton C. and Marvel Hewitt Smith. On April 25, 1953, he married Shirley Broeker in Kahoka, Missouri.

      Mr. Smith was an over-the-road truck driver for J.I. Case Company. He previously worked for Hewitt and Dearmin Trucking Company and the Morning Sun and Continental Telephone Company.

      He was raised in Winfield and was a member of the former Marsh Methodist Church. He was a member of Cushman Club of America and Teamsters Local No. 43 of Racine, Wisconsin. He loved driving trucks, motorcycles, John Deere tractors and working.

      Survivors include his wife; two sons, Randy Smith of Wapello and John Smith of Oakville; two daughters, Deb Smith-Ulstad of Mason City and Joni Hollingsworth of Morning Sun; nine grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his father of Muscatine; one sister, Karen Daniels of Cape Canaveral, Florida; and one brother, Michael Smith of St. Johns, Arizona.

      He was preceded in death by his mother, one infant daughter, one infant grandson and his grandparents.

      Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Louisa Center Church in Wapello. According to his wishes, his body has been cremated.

      The graveside memorial service for Mr. Smith will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun, with the Reverend James Huston officiating.

      Memorials have been established for Louisa County Cancer Society, Iowa City Cancer Center and Iowa City Hospice.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Larry Smith; born: 21 November 1936; died: 17 April 2005 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  21 Apr 2005  Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID  I175  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Norton C. Smith,   b. 2 Oct 1912, Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 2007, Sunrise Terrace Care Center, Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Marvel Leota Hewitt,   b. 20 Mar 1915, Mount Union, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 2003, Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Jul 1934  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  Jul 1988  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID  F3664  Group Sheet

    Family  Shirley Lea Broeker,   b. 7 Sep 1936, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 2008, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Apr 1953  Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Alt. Marriage  26 Apr 1953  Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Newspaper Article  24 Dec 1953  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    the Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Taking part in a family Christmas dinner and gift exchange Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs, S. N. Walker were Mr. and Mrs. William Walker and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walker and nephew, all of Marion; Mrs. Ted Belles, Carol and Mark, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dotson and Sylvia Dotson; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm and Dennis, all of New London; Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, West Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Arnie Brunk and children, Burlington; Mrs. Bill Lox and Scott Oquawka, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. John Russell, Wapello; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Broeker, Tom Walker, Mr. and Mrs. Trevor Kimble and family, all of Morning Sun.
    A Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal
    This article from December 1953 reports on a family meal and gift exchange at the home of Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" and Jennie "Reil" (Hannah) Walker, which was on Sunday, December 20, 1953. The following extended family were at this meal:

    William David "Bill" and Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker and sons, Steven William and Gary Lynn Walker; Samuel Clinton "Sam" and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" (Hatt) Walker, probably with Jerry Dean Walker (misidentified as a "nephew."); Mazie Ella (Walker) Belles, Carol Sue and Mark David Belles; Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) and John W. "J.W." Virden; Thomas Clifford "Cliff" and Wilda "Marguerite" (Wyerman) Walker, also likely and inferred were Doris Idella Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker) Thomas and Teresa Lynn "Terry" Thomas; Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" and Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson and their granddaughter, Sylvia Elaine Dotson; William Lett and Hattie "Leota" (Walker/Krekel) Brumm and Dennis William Brumm (now I know where I was); George Percy and Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker; Arnold Deaneen "Arnie" and Jean Louise (Walker) Brunk, and Jeffrey Arnold and Connie Jean Brunk; Virginia Mae (Walker) Lox and Scott Alan Lox; John Franklin and Flossie Zella (Walker) Russell; Thomas "Tom" Walker; Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith; Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker; Trevor Motzart Sr. and Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, and Gerald Wayne (Sr.), Trevor Motzart Jr. and Becky Ruth Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Newspaper Article  Mar 1957  Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    The Morning Sun News-Herald 
    • Attend Walker Funeral Here

      The following relatives of the S. N. Walker family attended funeral services for Mr. Walker on Tuesday afternoon of last week:

      Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. (sic: T. R.) Dotson of West Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Walker and Doris and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brumm of New London; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Virden, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lox, Oquawka, Illinois; Mrs. Elwood Marshall, Fort Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith, Winfield; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Walker, Burlington; Mr. and Mrs. Sam C. Walker, Mr. and Mrs. William D. Walker, Marion; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Walker, Marengo; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Walker, Crawfordsville; Mrs. Talma Lyons, Alliance, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fortner and Mrs. Lloyd Allen and Pamela of Detroit, Michigan; Mr. and Mrs. Verl Van Houten and family, Corpus Christi, Texas; Miss Elsie Walker, Benton, Arkansas; Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Sanders, Osceola; Mr. and Mrs. Austin Reynolds, Baxter; Mrs. Rodney Phillips and Cressie Edgar, Panora.
    A List of Those in Attendance at the Funeral of Samuel Nathaniel Walker
    Sam Walker had many relatives and friends who attended his funeral. (Courtesy of Marge (Walker) Kimble.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Residence  Mar 1957  Winfield, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence  Abt 1960  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence  Mar 1987  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence  Jul 1988  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Anniversary Announcement  25 Apr 2003  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Mr. and Mrs. Larry Smith of Wapello celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and their families in the Amana Colonies.

      Shirley Broeker and Larry Smith were married April 25, 1953, in Kahoka, Missouri.

      They are the parents of Randy and Cathy Smith of Wapello, Deb and Dave Ulstad of Mason City, Joni and Randy Hollingsworth of Mediapolis and John and Lisa Smith of Oakville. They also have 11 grandchildren.
    Children 
     1. Sherry Lynn Smith,   b. 17 Aug 1953, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1953, Mercy Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Randall Larry "Randy" Smith
    >3. Debra Kay "Debbie" Smith
    >4. Joni L. Smith
    >5. John W. Smith
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    Shirley Lea Broeker and Norton Lawrence 'Larry' Smith
    Shirley Lea Broeker and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith
    This was likely a photograph taken at the time of Shirley and Larry's marriage in 1953. They were married in Kahoka, Missouri.
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith and Her Son, Randall Larry 'Randy' Smith
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith and Her Son, Randall Larry "Randy" Smith
    This photograph of Shirley and Randy was probably taken in 1957, or even, possibly 1956.
    The Smith Children, Christmas 1964
    The Smith Children, Christmas 1964
    In this photograph are the children of Larry and Shirley (Broeker) Smith. Randy Smith is in the back left, Joni is in front of him, and Debbie on the right is holding the baby, John Smith.
    The Extended Family of Wally Broeker in about 1967
    This would seem to be a holiday meal at the home of Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) Broeker. Circling left to right are Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Joni L. Smith, Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, John W. Smith, Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith, Wally Broeker, and sitting in the front chair is Ruth Broeker. Shirley and Beverly were the children of Wally's with his first wife, Ruth Rebecca (Walker) Broeker. (The top of the head of the boy in front is that of Jim Marshall.) (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, Her Son, John W. Smith, and Husband, Norton Lawrence 'Larry' Smith
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, Her Son, John W. Smith, and Husband, Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith
    Shirley, John, and Larry were enjoying a family moment in this photograph, probably taken in about 1980.
    Norton Lawrence 'Larry' and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith
    Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith
    Larry and Shirley Smith, photograph taken between about 1988/93. Larry died in 2005; Shirley in 2008.
    Smiths and Marshalls
    Sisters Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, left, and Beverly Jean (Broeker) Marshall, right, along with their husbands: Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith and Elwin Baird "Oddie" Marshall. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Norton Lawrence 'Larry' and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith, 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Daughter Deb Ulstad reports that this photograph was taken in her back yard April 25, 2003, on the occasion of Larry and Shirley's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith and her daughters, Joni L. (Smith) Holllingsworth and Debra Kay 'Debbie' (Smith) Ulstad
    Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith and her daughters, Joni L. (Smith) Holllingsworth and Debra Kay "Debbie" (Smith) Ulstad
    Shirley Smith was the daughter of Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker (1911-1998) and Ruth Rebecca Walker (1915-1939). Shirly married Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith (1936-2005) April 25, 1953, in Kahoka, Missouri. They had five children: Sherry Lynn (1953-1953), Randall Larry "Randy," Debra Kay "Debbie," Joni L., and John W. Smith. In this photograph, probably from about 2005, Shirley is on the left with daughter Joni in the middle and Debbie on the right (courtesy of Facebook). Shirley, born in 1936, died October 19, 2008, at the University of Iowa hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa.
    Siblings Randall Larry 'Randy' and Debra Kay 'Debbie' Smith
    Siblings Randall Larry "Randy" and Debra Kay "Debbie" Smith
    This is a photograph of Randy and Debbie Smith, about 1961 or 1962. They are two of the children of Larry and Shirley (Broeker) Smith.
    Debra Kay 'Debbie,' Joni L., and Randall Larry 'Randy' Smith at Christmas 1963
    Debra Kay "Debbie," Joni L., and Randall Larry "Randy" Smith at Christmas 1963
    This was the family Christmas card for the family of Norton Lawrence "Larry" and Shirley Lea (Broeker) Smith in 1963. They had three children at that time, Debbie, Joni, and Randy Smith.
    Marshall and Smith Family Cousins
    James A. "Jim" Marshall and his sister, Karen Ruth Marshall, are on the left of this photograph, taken in about 1960 and evidently published in a local paper. Their first cousins, Debra Kay "Debbie" Smith and randall Larry "Randy" Smith, are sitting on the right. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    A Family Reunion in 1988 at the Home of Shirley and Larry Smith (2 of 2)
    All the people in this photograph are identified except for one whose face is mostly obscured. This photograph was taken in Wapello, Iowa, at the home of Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith.

    As listed on the photograph 'image map' those who were in attendance and photographed here are: Elwood Baird "Oddie" Marshall, Darcy Hardin, John W. Smith, Larry Smith, Samuel Clinton "Sam" Walker, Joni L. (Smith) Hollingsworth, Buffy (the dog, thanks for the identification to Debbie (Smith) Ulstad), Wallace Ernest "Wally" Broeker, Zella "Myrtle" (Walker) Dotson, Steven William "Steve" Walker, Gary Lynn Walker, Wilda Maxine (Walker/Thomas) Thiele, Margaret Leora (Lesher) Walker, Theodore Roosevelt "Ted" Dotson, Karen Jean Kimble, Kathy Jo Kimble, Doris Daisy (Frizzell) Cartwright, Doris Idella Walker, Scott Alan Lox, John W. "J.W." Virden, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) Kimble, Vera Marie "Jakie" (Walker) Virden, Verona Violet (Dotson) Walker, Cathy Christine (Jones) Smith, Shirley Smith, Randall Larry "Randy" Smith, Beverly Jean "Bev" (Broeker) Marshall, Sherrie Lynn Kimble, Megan I. Hardin, Madeline Smith "Maddie" Hollingsworth, and Elizabeth Etta "Betty" Walker. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F129  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Larry Smith
    Larry Smith
    Norton "Larry" Smith (1936-2005) was a son of Norton C. and Marvel Leota (Hewitt) Smith. He married Shirley Lea Broeker, the daughter of Wallace Ernest "Wally" and Ruth Rebecca (Walker) Broeker, April 1953 in Kahoka, Missouri. Larry's maternal grandparents were Lloyd Scott Hewitt and Ethel E. Totemeier.
    John W. "J.W." Virden, Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith, and Trevor Motzart "Trev" Kimble Jr.
    This photograph is one of several from a family reunion held in Morning Sun, Iowa, in September 1999. These three men, J.W. Virden, Larry Smith, and Trev Kimble, may have been discussing some of the family history information that was available that day via Marge Kimble. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S341] Murphy, Becky Ruth (Kimble) and Marjorie Naomi "Marge (Walker) Kimble - Miscellaneous Information (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S443] anybirthday.com (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S8116] Smith, Norton Lawrence "Larry" - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, April 19, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S312] Smith, Shirley Lea (Broeker) - Obituary (Lunning Funeral Chapel), (originally published at the Lunning Funeral Chapel web site, October 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1831] Smith, Marvel Leota (Hewitt) - Obituary (Burlington Hawk Eye), (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, March 1, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S313] Smith, Ryan Jeffrey - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 6B, July 18, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S314] Smith, Shirley Lea (Broeker) and Norton Lawrence "Larry" Smith - 50th Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, April 25, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines Couty, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S7] Walker Family Christmas Gift Exchange and Meal, 1953, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, page 2, December 24, 1953; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S9] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Funeral Attendees, (originally published in The Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, March 28, 1957; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S198] Walker, Samuel Nathaniel "Sam" - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, probably in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, about March 17, 1957; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 4).

    14. [S102] Brumm, Dennis William (Reliability: 4).

    15. [S308] Broeker, Ruth Aralene (Wheeler) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7B, March 18, 1987; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).