Shelly Smith
September 10, 1965 - January 12, 2015

Shelly Smith, 49, of Arlington passed away on Monday January 12, 2015 at the University of Iowa Hospital.  Funeral services will be on Friday January 16, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday January 15, 2015 at the funeral home and one hour before services on Friday.

Shelly Lynne Smith was born on September 10, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Murrell and Betty (Frasher) Smith.  After  moving around with her family she graduated from North High School in Phoenix, Arizona. On March 28, 1997 she was united in marriage to Gilbert McBride in Dubuque, Iowa. Shelly worked as a cashier and a CNA and was very dedicated to her work. When she wasn’t working she enjoyed her cat, Bootsie, taking picture (especially of the weddings Gilbert performed), boat rides, sitting on the dock , and motorcycle rides, but her greatest love was her family especially her children and granddaughter. She was a big part of many lives and will leave a big void in many, but will live on in their hearts.

Shelly is survived by her husband, Rev. Gilbert McBride of Arlington, Iowa; a son Matthew Smith of Arlington; a daughter, Jessi Smith of Arlington; a granddaughter, Kaylynne Smith of Waukon, Iowa; four sisters, Brenda Dickerson, Patty Banister, Brandi Burr and Traci Smith; and many aunts, uncles, nieces , nephews  and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Donald Rae, Jessi and Mike; and a sister, Betty Rose.
 

Shelly was extremely dedicated to her friend Crissy and high school friend Brandy Vig, you were always there for her along with her family.  A family memorial fund has been established. 

 

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Megan Law on February 20, 2015 at 6:15 PM said:

So sorry to hear this! I know we hadn't seen each other in quite some time but I'll never forget the kindness and hospitality you showed me :) Fly high, Shelly <3
Peggy Gienau on January 17, 2015 at 11:05 AM said:

Please accept our sincere condolences. May the words quoted from this song bring you a measure of comfort as it did for us.
”If a man or woman should die, can they live again?
Hear the promise God has made:
He will call; The dead will answer.
They shall live at his command.
For he will have a longing
For the work of his own hand.
So have faith, and do not wonder,
For our God can make us stand.
And we shall live forever,
As the work of his own hand ”(Job 14:13-15)
Joy Brandt on January 16, 2015 at 11:46 AM said:

Sending prayers to the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss.
gina sicurello on January 16, 2015 at 9:22 AM said:

shelly we have been friends for over 35 years i have so many good memorius we shared so much i keep reading all the letters you wrote me broke my heart when you left to move to arizona wish i was there to say good bye but i know you knew how much you mean to me will never forget you now your free of pain and sickness and i know you in heaven smileing down on us till we meet again love you gina.
Crissy Staton on January 15, 2015 at 3:55 AM said:

I am so happy to have known you the last few years. You were always so quick witted, funny, and so loving. You and Gilbert had the kind of love you only see in fairy tales it seemed. There is always a place in my heart for you, as well as in the boat. Whenever I'm on the motorcycle, I will know that your the wind in my hair.
Gilbert on January 15, 2015 at 3:26 AM said:

I am so lost without you,but I know your at peace now. I know how much you were suffering and now your not. You were my better half, my best friend and the reason I wanted to get up each day. The time we had together building our life with our kids has been the best. You made such a wonderful mom to matt and Jessi and shared so many great times. You never wanted very much for yourself and rarely complained about being sick...unless you were in pain and I hope we took care of that well enough for you. Your compassion for everyone you Meth and tried to help has left such a huge impact on peoples lives. No one could ever say a bad word about you. Everyone should know what a sweet and caring person you were eight up untill the end when you worried more about me and the kids than what you were going thru. I love you...and will love you for the rest of my life.your a real Angel now angel...until we meet again...you have my heart
Jerry Moudy on January 14, 2015 at 8:10 PM said:

Shelly, you were my friend. You helped me through some tough times. You gave me a basketball the night before you moved away. You wrote on it. You said we would be friends always. It was the same ball we use to take to the courts. You said if I needed you just to take this ball and go play on our courts. I have played there many times over the years. I always felt close to Shelly there. She continued to help even though she was far away. I still have that ball. We talked more than we ever played. Thank you Shelly, rest easy my friend. Looks like it is time to go shoot some baskets one last time.
Timos Sonya and kids and grandkids on January 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM said:

Shelly you left a mark on my heart that will never be replaced. We love you. Now go be with all your loved ones waiting so happy for you. Rest in peace Shell we will miss you always until we meet again. Timos Sonya kids and grandkids ??
Timos Sonya and kids and grandkids on January 14, 2015 at 7:45 PM said:

Shelly you left a mark on my heart that will never be replaced. We love you. Now go be with all your loved ones waiting so happy for you. Rest in peace Shell we will miss you always until we meet again. Timos Sonya kids and grandkids ??
Anonymous on January 14, 2015 at 7:44 PM said:

Shelly you left a mark on my heart that will never be replaced. We love you. Now go be with all your loved ones waiting so happy for you. Rest in peace Shell we will miss you always until we meet again. Timos Sonya kids and grandkids ??
shirley noble on January 14, 2015 at 7:27 PM said:

May you rest in peace my dear niece.
My sympathy goes out to the family.
Love your aunt.
Jessi Smith on January 14, 2015 at 6:42 PM said:

i miss you mom. I love you so much and I'm happy that you're no longer struggling. I love you momma. Forever and always.
Brandy Vig on January 14, 2015 at 5:17 PM said:

If I leave here tomorrow
Would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on, now
'Cause there's too many places
I've got to see.....

Fly high my friend!
Love you girlie. <3

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