Elva M. Smith

Elva M. Smith, age 93, of Friendship, Wisconsin died Monday, February 13, 2017 at Moundview Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Pastor Marci Nichols will officiate.  Interment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Town of Coloma, Adams County, Wisconsin.  Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.

Elva was born November 24, 1923 in Friendship, Wisconsin to Harold and Ella Rook.

She married Edwin A. Smith on January 2, 1946 in Cloquet, Minnesota.

Elva enjoyed reading, doing jigsaw puzzles & word-finds, and sewing.

She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America.

Elva was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin Smith Sr.; infant daughter, Glory Ann; great-grandson, Bradley Driver; brothers, Harvey (Eunice) Rook & Earl “Duke” Rook and sisters, Clara Blackburn & Jean (Maurice) Bursack.



Son:  Harold (Marilyn) Smith of Plainfield, Wisconsin

Son:  Edwin (Debra) Smith of Rosemont, Minnesota

Granddaughter:  Carolyn (Frederick) Moss of King, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Jeremy (Tricia Raether) Smith of Hancock, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Melissa (Nathan Engel) Smith of Chicago, Illinois

Granddaughter:  Tammy Smith of Portage, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Teresa (Ronnie) Hopkins of Portage, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Tony (Erin) Smith of Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Lynnette (Adam) Nuber of Madison, Wisconsin

Granddaughter:  Courtney (Jason) Kladelhll of Madison, Wisconsin

Grandson:  Benjamin Newkirk of Rosemont, Minnesota

Great-Grandchildren:  Leaha, Mackenzie, Eden, Jekoby, Adam, John, Ryan, Hanna, Dakota, Joshua, Xavier, Jason, Donovan, and Abigail

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  1. Valjean says:

    What a plurseae to find someone who thinks through the issues

  2. Carol Wagner says:

    I met Elva when i was in Villa Pines in December 2016.
    Elva was such a joy to be around. We talked and sat at the same table when we played bingo together

    Elva i will miss you.
    And to Elvas family i give you my condolences
    Elva was like a Grandma to me because Elva reminded me of my Grandma Sanborn so much

  3. Tammy says:

    I will miss Elva. She was a Christ loving lady who loved everyone. She always had a hug for me and 1 thing I remember most is when I battling cancer and she found out. She ministerd to me saying do not be afraid the Lord your God is by your side. You are now home Elva. Thank you for the hugs, and friendship. Peace be with your family.

  4. Doreen and Jim Beall, Littleton, CO says:

    Elva and I had many chats via telephone and we always stopped by for a visit when we visited Adams. We could not visit without bringing a hamburger with LOTS of onions! I always kept a look out for word search books but she told me not to buy any large print books. She said she could see fine and did not need any large print books. She had a great sense of humor. I send my deepest sympathy to Harold and Marilyn and family.

  5. Tammy Rada says:

    I took care of Elva years ago at Villa. I always loved listening to her stories. She was a joy. So sorry for your loss. She’ll always be remembered.

  6. Bob & Julie Goodhue says:

    Ed & Deb, Our sincere sympathy to you & your family at the loss of your mother/mother-in-law. Thinking of you.

  7. Jamie Holsten says:

    Elva was a wonderful lady. She always told me stories about when she was younger. I am going to miss her so much. Amd she loved her diet Pepsi. Elva you will be missed by many.

  8. Trudy Fearday says:

    Elva,was a delight to be around loving and caring she touched alot of hearts.I met Elva when I was a resident there shfter I had total knee replacement she will be missed