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Constance May (Wessel) Smith

June 8, 1937 ~ September 26, 2020 (age 83)

Obituary

Constance Smith, age 83, of Des Moines died peacefully Saturday evening, September 26, 2020 at her home in Des Moines, Iowa.

Visitation will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 2nd with the Celebration of Life Service following at 11:00 AM at O’Leary’s Celebration of Life Center in Norwalk. Burial will immediately follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Des Moines.

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Constance Smith’s Life Story

Constance May (Wessel) Smith was born on June 8, 1937 in Des Moines, Iowa to Eugene & Orlena (Prime) Wessel.  After growing up in Des Moines, Constance met Ray Smith whom she wed on December 7, 1963 after dating for four years.  They spent a total of 59 years together.  Ray adored his wife, and together they raised a family that included five loving children: Donald, Ronald, Steven, Rennis and Connie.  Not only did Constance raise her own children but her grandchildren as well.

Constance is remembered as being a caring, giving, heartfelt woman who would open her doors to anyone.

Constance Smith was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents Eugene & Orlena Wessel; her sons Donald Lee Drake & Steven Parmenter; grandsons Donald Lee Drake, Jr. & Ramilio Guerrero; her brothers Bob Wessel & Raymond Wessel; and her sisters Cathy Wessel, Pat Wessel, & Grace Shepherd.

Constance’s memory will be cherished as a loving mother & grandmother by her children Ronald Drake, Rennis Ryan and Connie Nelson as well as a host of grandchildren & friends.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
October 2, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Celebration of Life
Friday
October 2, 2020

11:00 AM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

Graveside Service
Friday
October 2, 2020

12:00 PM
Elm Grove Cemetery
6575 Indianola Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50320

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