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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