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Elizabeth Smits

December 6, 1913 October 28, 2007
Elizabeth Smits
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Worthington, Minnesota      Elizabeth “Betty” Smits, 93, was born on December 6, 1913, in Boyden, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Cornelius and Anna Hibma Van Maasdam.  Elizabeth married Dick Smits on June 25, 1936, in Morris, Iowa.  They lived in Plymouth and Orange City, Iowa, until moving to Worthington, Minnesota, in 1958.  She was a member of the Indian Lake Baptist Church near Worthington.  Elizabeth died on Sunday, October 28, 2007, at the Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waterloo, Iowa.     Elizabeth is survived by one son, David (Jan) Smits, of Zeeland, Michigan, and one daughter, Anjean Smits, of Waterloo, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jon (Sandra) Smits, of Spring Lake, Michigan, Sarah (Jereme) Vanden Heuvel, of Hudsonville, Michigan, and Rebecca (Bryan) Longcore, of Kalamazoo, Michigan; five great grandchildren, and one sister-in-law, Donna Van Maasdam.  She was preceded in death by her husband.     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., at the Indian Lake Baptist Church near Worthington.  Burial will be in the Indian Lake Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday at the Indian Lake Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.


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