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Sarah Smithart


  Sarah Lou Smithart, 69, died October 7, 2012 at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney. She was born October 13, 1942 to Lloyd Garland and Virginia Sipes Deitrich in Sigourney, Iowa.  As a young girl Sarah delivered papers and show bills. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1960. On May 30, 1961 she married Russell Earl Smithart at Evangelical and Reformed Church parsonage in Sigourney. They lived and farmed in the Lancaster area for many years.  She was employed by Albaugh Grocery, Head Start and the Sigourney Community School District as a cook, she retired in 1991 as the head cook. She later worked at Kids and Company Preschool and  Keokuk County Veterinary Clinic for 13 years. Sarah was a founding member of the Lancaster Heritage.
   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband  Earl on March 19,1999, grandson Jesse Boehm, two brothers Bill Deitrich, and  Jerry Deitrich.
   She is survived by her daughters Gail (Andy) Weber of Lancaster, Terri Jo (Cole) Stiles of Adel, Reta (Mike) Wilkins of Lisbon, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two sisters Garland Seaba of Blakesburg, Sherry Hammes of Jackson, Missouri,  four brothers John David Deitrich of Davenport, Jim Deitrich of Sigourney, Gary Deitrich of Ollie, Mcgee Deitrich of Cedar Rapids.

 Memorial Service: Wednesday October 10, 2012  at 1:00 P.M. Lancaster School
Visitation: Tuesday 4:00-7:00 P.M.
Memorials: Lancaster Heritage
Arrangements Holm Funeral Home Sigourney, Iowa





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