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Barbara M. Smith age 77 of Clinton, passed away Friday Dec. 1, 2017 at Mercy Living Center South, Clinton. According to her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.

Barb was born on March 24, 1940 in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Bert and Hilda (Weichel) Shade. She married Paul Smith on Sept. 15, 2015 in Clinton. Barb worked in environmental services at the Mercy Hospital in Dubuque for many years. She enjoyed crocheting and playing the organ.

Barb is survived by her husband, Paul Smith of Clinton; her son, Brandon (Rachel) Snyder of Fulton, IL; her two grandsons, Ryan and Gavin Snyder; three brothers, Donald, Jimmy, and David; five sisters, Sherry, Roberta, Linda, Nancy, and Melodie; her mother, Hilda Shade of Dubuque; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and a sister.
Published on December 5, 2017
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