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Joyce Schmith

November 23, 1940 — January 9, 2019

IN LOVING MEMORY OF
JOYCE E. SCHMITH

BORN
November 23, 1940
Cherokee, Iowa
PASSED AWAY
January 9, 2019
Primghar, Iowa

AGE
78 years 1 month 16 days

FUNERAL SERVICES
11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa
Pastor John Erickson ~ Officiating

Visitation
with the family present
will be 1 hour prior to the service
at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home
in Paullina, Iowa.

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS
“How Great Thou Art”
“The Old Rugged Cross”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

CASKET BEARERS
Randy Plagman John Barnes
Dennis Olhausen Colton Barnes

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa

After the graveside services relatives and friends
are invited to join the family in the Laue room
at the Paullina Community Building.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa
JOYCE E. SCHMITH

Joyce Elaine Schmith, the daughter of Ernest and Elsie (Koch) Meyer, was born November 23, 1940 in Cherokee, IA. She grew up on a farm outside of Calumet, IA and attended school at Calumet. On January 8, 1961, Joyce married Orlin D. Schmith of Paullina, IA. They lived for a time in Cherokee and then moved to Paullina, where they spent the remainder of their married life. They were the parents of one son, Gary. Joyce and Orlin (Smitty) enjoyed polka and old-time music and going to dances. Smitty passed away in August of 1998. Over the years, Joyce did childcare and cleaned houses and businesses in the Paullina area. She enjoyed holiday get-togethers with her sister Ardine’s family and going to dances with friends at the Paullina Legion. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Calumet. Joyce passed away on Wednesday morning, January 9, 2019, at the Baum Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar, IA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlin; her parents, Ernest and Elsie Meyer; and Orlin’s parents, Ray and Esther Schmith.
Those left to remember Joyce are her son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sandra Schmith; sister, Ardine Olhausen; nieces Cynthia (John) Barnes, Nancy (Randy) Plagman; nephew, Dennis (LeAnn) Olhausen; and seven great-nieces and nephews and their spouses and children.
Joyce was also blessed by the kindness and friendship of many Paullina-area folks who provided her transportation and helped her in many ways over the years.



The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall
not want. He maketh me to lie
down in green pastures; He leadeth
me beside still waters. He
restoreth my soul; He leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness for
His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the
valley of the shadow of death, I will
fear no evil; for Thou art with me;
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort
me; Thou preparest a table before
me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou anointest my head with oil,
my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall
follow me all the days of my life;
and I will dwell in the house of the
Lord forever.
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Service Schedule

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

10:00 - 10:55am (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Home - Paullina

217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

11:00 - 11:45am (Central time)

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217 East Logan Street , Paullina, IA 51046

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