Mrs. Tanie J. Smith

  • Born: August 12, 1970
  • Died: December 3, 2018
  • Location: Ankeny

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Tanie J. Smith, 48, of Ankeny passed away December 3, 2018. She courageously battled cervical cancer for 3 years with support from her family and friends.
Her favorite quote was "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have"
A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6th at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA). Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 8th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in (1011 S. 3rd Ave., Marshalltown, IA), with a visitation 1 hour prior.
Tanie graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1988.
She was married to Kenny Smith October 24, 1992, and together they had a son, Jacob.
After moving to Des Moines, she worked in retail for a few years, and then changed careers, and worked her way into banking where she eventually became a mortgage processor in Des Moines and Ankeny.
She enjoyed watching and attending Hawkeye sporting events, golfing with friends, traveling to St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands, and trips to the lake house. She especially enjoyed watching her son Jacobs sporting events, including baseball, soccer, golf, basketball, and particularly sharks baseball.
Tanie is survived by her husband Kenny; a son Jacob; parents, Kendall and Lois Jensen; siblings, Allison (Doug) Niedermann and Emily (Mark) Nymeyer; 3 adorable nieces, and many friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to John Stoddard Cancer Center, Taylor House Hospice, or Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshalltown.
A special thanks to Dr. Elg, her nurse Cathy, and the rest of her medical team at John Stoddard Cancer Center.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Matthew and I are sending you all love and prayers. Tanie was a brave young woman and she would want everyone who loved her to smile and keep moving forward. We knew her the day she was born and are so proud of her now and forever. Kenny and Jacob - sending you extra prayers.

Posted by Matt and Karen Poole - Mesa, AZ - Friend   December 08, 2018

May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76

Posted by A friend   December 06, 2018

I've had the pleasure of knowing Tanie over the years as one of their regular waitresses at Outback Steakhouse. Tanie always knew EXACTLY what Jacob liked and was an excellent wife and mother. She smiled when they came into Outback even though, she wasn't feeling well, and I was in awe of her strength and her spirit. The whole family has been on my heart and in my prayers the past few weeks. So sorry to hear of her passing. We will continue to pray for all of the family.

Posted by Heather Knittel - Slater, IA - Friend   December 05, 2018

Tanie was a childhood friend. We spent a lot of time together when we were young.We used to walk uptown in Marshalltown and shop at all the stores. We had a lot of fun playing. I have thought of her often over the years. I'm so sorry for your loss. She will always be in my memories. Prayers for your family.

Posted by diane roth - des moines, IA - Friend   December 05, 2018

Kenny So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your son in our prayers.

Posted by Tom Wilkens - Fort Madison, IA - Friend   December 05, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers to all of your family.
Bill and Kristi Burma

Posted by A friend   December 05, 2018

Posted by Tyann Sandie - Urbandale, IA   December 05, 2018

We are so very sorry to hear of Tanie's passing. Thinking of your entire family during this most difficult time.

Alyssa Kolpek & Tyler Coe

Posted by Alyssa Kolpek - IA - Friend   December 04, 2018

Posted by Ian Krohn - Polk City, IA - neighbor   December 04, 2018

We are so sorry for your family's loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way.

Posted by Rick and Tamu McGehee - Lakewood, CO - Friend   December 04, 2018

Kendall and Lois, we are so sadden to hear about Tanie,my heart is so heavy. We wanted to let you know how sorry we are about your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.

Posted by Teia Anderson - Friend   December 04, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our prayers.
Kevin and Jan Dougherty

Posted by Kevin and Jan Dougherty - Le Grand, IA - Friend   December 04, 2018

Kenny and Jacob, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Tanie. There are no words I can say to ease your pain. All I can say is I will keep you both in our prayers and in our thoughts. Love Walt and Teia.

Posted by Teia Anderson - Friend   December 04, 2018

Allison, so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Eric

Posted by Eric Briesemeister - Mount Vernon, IA - Friend   December 04, 2018