Margaret H. Smith

November 22, 1925November 1, 2019

Margaret Hannah (Durst) Smith November 22, 1925 – November 1, 2019

Margaret Smith, 94, of Lincoln, passed away on November 1, 2019. She was born on a farm in Morrowville, Kansas to Frank and Viola Durst. Having grown up on a farm, she learned the meaning of hard work early on. Margaret married Floyd H. Smith, and after farming for a time, they made their home in Lincoln, NE. Margaret was a wonderful cook, her specialty was pies and cinnamon rolls. Her sons in law suggested she could make a “million” by opening her own bakery.

Like many of her friends, she worked at Russell Stover Candy Factory and later retired from St. Elizabeth Hospital. On the day she passed, she was still mothering, suggesting her daughters should have worn coats since it was cold outside. She always remembered all birthdays and most importantly, never missed watching or listening to a Nebraska football game.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Schulter and Janice (Allen) Soukup of Lincoln and son, Steven (Donna) Smith of Kearney; grandchildren, John Schulter, Kelsey Soukup, Jessica Zmek, Paige Rosenthal and Jacob Smith; eight great-grandchildren and a brother, Gerald Durst.

No visitation/cremation. Services will be held at a later date.


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Sharon Ouellette Keeler

November 12, 2019

Marilyn, Janice and family, I am sorry to read in the Washington Paper that your mother had passed. It has been a long time since we have been in contact but I think of you often. I remember your mother as a beautiful, elegant and caring Lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Sharon Ouellette Keeler