Joy A. Smith, 79, of Papillion, Neb., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. A celebration for friends will be in the Spring of 2019, followed by a private graveside service in DeWitt, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Clinton County Humane Society, Wounded Warriors or Camp Courageous. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.iowacremation.com.

Joy A. Smith, 79, of Papillion, Neb., died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. A celebration for friends will be in the Spring of 2019, followed by a private graveside service in DeWitt, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Clinton County Humane Society, Wounded Warriors or Camp Courageous. Online condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.iowacremation.com.

Joy was born Oct. 26, 1939, in Moline, the daughter of Herman and Desyle (Goetz) Koch. She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1957. She was united in marriage to Donald Smith on Dec. 2, 1961, in Geneseo. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and Ci-Ed Club. Joy moved to Nebraska to be near her daughter, Kay, in 2017. She loved working with needlepoint, playing cards, traveling, caring for her dog and spending time with her granddaughter, Tess Muñoz.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.