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Mrs.  Tanie J. Smith
  • John Stoddard Cancer Center
    1415 Woodland Ave., Suite E-200
    Des Mooines, IA 50309

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“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...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Matt and Karen Poole - Mesa, AZ

“May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76 ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Heather Knittel - Slater, IA

“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....Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: diane roth - des moines, IA

“Kenny So sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your son in our prayers. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tom Wilkens - Fort Madison, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers to all of your family.Bill and Kristi Burma ”
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7 of 14 | Posted by: Tyann Sandie - Urbandale, IA

“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 ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Alyssa Kolpek - IA - Friend

9 of 14 | Posted by: Ian Krohn - Polk City, IA

“We are so sorry for your family's loss. Sending hugs and prayers your way. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Rick and Tamu McGehee - Lakewood, CO

“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...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Teia Anderson - Friend

“We are so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our prayers.Kevin and Jan Dougherty ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Kevin and Jan Dougherty - IA

“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...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Teia Anderson - Friend

“Allison, so very sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. Eric ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Eric Briesemeister - Mount Vernon, IA

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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.

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