Margaret Smoot, 98, of Allison, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2021, at the Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home in Allison. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 3, 2021, at Trinity Reformed Church in Allison. Burial will take place in the Allison Cemetery.
Margaret was born April 26, 1923, in Butler County, Iowa, to Oltman and Hattie (Ubben) Lursen. She attended Butler County country schools. On November 28, 1942, Margaret was united in marriage to Linus H. Smoot in Bethany, Missouri. To this union, two children were born, Leon and Carol.
Margaret was a cook at the Allison-Bristow Schools for over 30 years. She was a member of Trinity Reformed Church in Allison. Margaret enjoyed cleaning and baking. She was famous for her pancakes, chiffon cakes, and homemade caramel sauce at Christmas. Christmas mornings were a tradition she absolutely loved. Margaret always had chocolate chip cookies waiting for her grandchildren and the snack drawer was never empty. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. Margaret enjoyed watching Hawkeye basketball and football. She never missed her grandchildren and great grandchildren's events; whether it be sports or music, she was always there. Family was her pride and joy.
Margaret is survived by her son Leon (Sheila) Smoot of Allison; daughter Carol Rewerts of Allison; granddaughters Lisa (David) Matthias of Readlyn, Jamie (Chad) Osterbuhr of Allison and Sara (Nathan) Schutt of Cedar Falls; great grandchildren Jake Lien, Gabriel Matthias, Derek Matthias, Emy Osterbuhr, Jordan Osterbuhr, Abigail Schutt and Luke Schutt; and brother Richard Lursen of Allison.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Linus Smoot, sisters Grace Siems and Betty Meyer, brother Fred "Bob" Lursen, and son-in-law Dennis Rewerts.
Memorials may be directed to Margaret's family and mailed to PO Box 403, Hampton, Iowa 50441.
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