Ardell M. Smith

October 6, 1928August 17, 2013

Ardell Margaret Smith died on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the age of 84.

Ardell was born on October 6, 1928 in Elk River Minnesota to parents Corrine and Robert Greener. She graduated from Frederick High School and soon after married Henry J. Smith. While married, Ardell worked in Civil Service in Great Lakes, IL, Los Angeles CA and Patrick Air Force Base. After raising her family, Ardell went back to school and earned a degree in Hotel Motel Management and an A.A. from Brevard Junior College. In 1982, Ardell graduated from Rollins College with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Programming. She then rejoined the workforce as a computer programmer working for Grumman Technical Service at Kennedy Space Center until she retired in 1994. Ardell loved to garden and was an experienced global traveler.

Ardell was survived by sons James S. Smith (Sandra) and Jeffrey B. Smith (Terri), daughter Lynn Clifton (Bill) and grandchildren Alexandra Smith, Andrea Smith, Bill Clifton, Quinten Smith and Cameron Smith, sisters Rayola Sparish (Mike), Bonita Greener; and four brothers, Marvin Greener (Gaynice), Robert Greener (Judy), Alvin Greener (Joyce), and Glenn Greener (Cathy). She was predeceased by her husband Henry J. Smith, daughter Lisa Ann, and parents Corrine and Robert Greener, sisters Wanda Monchilovich, Claire Falkenthal, Gloria Sondergaard and one brother, Kenneth Greener.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Sharpes, FL. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to American Cancer Society , 4450 W Eau Gallie Blvd Ste 280, Melbourne, FL 32934 or Wuesthoff Hospice, 661 Eyster Boulevard, Rockledge, FL.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 24, 2013

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Marian Smith Barber Johnson

September 3, 2013

Dear Jim, Jeff, and Lynn & families:
Sorry to hear your mother/grandmother passed away. Dorothy Lindholm saw the obit in the Frederic paper. I remember when she and Uncle Henry were married. Grandma Smith was still living on the farm and they came there after they were married. I visited with Uncle Hank when he came to the Smith reunion in 1989 or 1991.Your Mom also came a few years ago and I enjoyed her visit. Fond memories. Memories you will always have. Take care and God bless.
Niece, Marian Smith Barber Johnson, P O Box 123, Webster, WI 54893

August 22, 2013

Our condolences to you Jim, Jeff, and Lynn. Your mom was such a fine giving person. She will be remembered fondly.
Mary and John Schneider.

Patrice Shuback

August 22, 2013

Ardell was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She was they eyes and ears of MacFarland Drive and a wealth of local history. I, like so many others, benefited from her intellect, kindness and generosity of spirit. Surely, she is already working in the gardens of heaven, but she will be sorely missed here.

Corey Kondas

August 20, 2013

My sincere sympathy and prayers to your family. I will always remember her as a very giving individual who always had time to share and swap stories about family and laugh a little about the good things, as well as bad. And those wonderful kid memories I have of visiting Lynn's house and the home-baked goodies that just kept coming... She made it special, and we will miss her. Sincerely, Corey (Simpson) Kondas

Cheryl Thompson

August 20, 2013

So sorry for your loss, she was a very cool lady, funny and a great grandparent to some kids that weren't even related. God bless love, Cheryl

Kathleen Cano

August 20, 2013

Thinking of all of you. I am so sorry for your loss. hugs and prayers.

Craig Clendinen

August 20, 2013

I have many good memories of spending time at the Smith home growing up and your mom was always gracious to me. Jeff and all of the family we are praying for comfort during your time of loss.

Brenda Dwyer

August 19, 2013

Sometimes we are blessed and enriched by special women. Mrs. Smith holds a fond place forever in my heart.

Donald Sparish

August 19, 2013

I realize this was long in coming but knowing that it was coming doesn't help. I am grateful I was able to spend sometime with Ardell and I am sad that I won't be able to spend any more. I am sorry for your loss, my prayers are for the three of you.

Christi Coy

August 18, 2013

So very sorry for your loss Lynn, Jeff and Jim. We will keep your family in our prayers and pray that God will give you the strength to help each other through this very difficult time.

Christi and Andy Coy