Helen Closson-Smith

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Helen Closson-Smith, age 91, of Shell Knob, Missouri went peacefully with the Lord on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Helen was born in 1930 to William and Marietta (Crittenden) Marsh.

Helen attended the Community of Christ Church in Berryville, Arkansas where she also served as an ordained minister. Helen taught High School Home Economics over a span of forty years in the states of Iowa and Illinois. In retirement she was devoted to feeding those in need in Carroll County AR by serving as the intake person for the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Berryville.

Helen is survived by her husband Lieu R. Smith of Shell Knob, MO; daughters Susan Jane Schneider of Belleville, IL and Julie Ann Hoffman and her husband Warren of Wheat Ridge, CO; brothers John Marsh and his wife Marie of Pleasantville, IA and William Marsh of Independence, MO.

She is preceded in death by her parents William and Marietta Marsh and her sister Kathryn DelVecchio.

Helen will be buried at Roselawn Cemetery in Okeene, Oklahoma on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the Shell Knob Funeral Home with Elder Dale Hunter officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Bank, PO Box 194, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the direction of Shell Knob Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at shellknobfunerahome.com.