Zola H. (Rakes) Smith

Born: Sun., Jun. 30, 1918
Died: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Dec. 19, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary

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Zola H. Smith, age 100 of Nebraska City passed away on Sunday; Dec. 16, 2018 at Morton Place in Nebr. City.  She had made her home there since October of 2015.

She was born on June 30, 1918 in Union, NE; the daughter of Albert H. and Caroline V. (Hall) Rakes.  She attended school in Union.

On December 8, 1938, she was united in marriage to Lucian M. Smith.  The couple was blessed with three daughters:  Donna, Geraldine and Susan.

Zola was a housewife/homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.  

She is survived her daughters and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; a brother Orval Rakes and wife Lois of Nebr. City and their daughters Cheryl and Monica; other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lucian in 1999, a daughter Donna Ferguson, sister Evelyn Holmes and brother Harley Rakes.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday (12/20) at 1:00 p.m. at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City; burial will follow in the East Union Cemetery near Union, NE.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

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Glen & Karen Hickey & Family
   Posted Wed December 19, 2018
We want to say how sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Zola. Our thoughts & Prayers are with you her family.

   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Gary Rakes
   Posted Thu December 27, 2018
We are thankful that Aunt Zola is a part of our family and passed peacefully. Our thoughts and prayers flow to all her family and friends. Love, Gary and Carole Rakes

   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
May Zola’s family and friends be comforted by God's promise to "swallow up death forever...and wipe away the tears from all faces" (Isaiah 25:8).

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