Rosalyn J. Smith, age 69 of Marengo, died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at the Marengo Memorial Hospital. Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, September 30, 2015, First United Methodist Church, Marengo with Rev. Matt German officiating. Burial: 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 30, Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.
Rosalyn is survived by her children, Joe Smith (Kelly) of Marengo, Becky Kurka (Lonnie Storck) of Marengo, and John Smith of Marengo;10 grandchildren, Ashley Kurka, Cedar Rapids, Tiffany Shine (Chris) of Marengo, Alex Kalina (Corey) of North Liberty, Samantha Kraft (Kevin) of Cedar Rapids, Noelle and Vance Kurka of Marengo, Zachary and Benjamin Smith of Marengo, Ian and Brooke Smith of Marengo; five great-grandchildren, Knox Russell of Cedar Rapids, Ellie and Emma Shine of Marengo, and Kendall Kalina of North Liberty, and Chloe Kraft of Cedar Rapids. Also surviving is a brother Lowell Ryder (Delana) of Webster.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Larry, a granddaughter, Cara Smith, a sister Laura Oltman, and a brother Orlan Ryder.
Rosalyn Jane was born April 20, 1946 in Sigourney, Iowa, the daughter of Ollie Albert Ryder and Ruby Jane Bird Ryder. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1964 and married Larry Gene Smith on June 6, 1964. He passed away January 30, 1990.
Rosalyn had been employed with Dollar General, the Amana Bakery, Pronto, and as produce manager with Big G Grocery Store in Marengo. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Attending all their sporting events kept her busy and entertained, as well as going to the casinos with her buddies. She loved decorating for the holidays and was known for her excellent cooking and baking. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.