Page Smith, 97, Rochester

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Page Smith, 97, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013, at Season’s Hospice in Rochester, Minn.

Page Smith

Page Smith

Page was born on March 19, 1916, to James Oliver and Lottie Mae Martin in Green City, Mo., the ninth child of 11 children. She graduated from high school in Green City and then married Carl Harold Smith. They moved to Riceville, Iowa, and then to LeRoy, Minn., where he managed the LeRoy Grain Elevator and she managed their home. They were married 65 years and had three daughters, eight grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

After retirement, they spent winters in Sebring, Fla., and their summers in LeRoy. Page was a year-round golfer and was pleased to achieve a hole-in-one on two different occasions during her golfing days. She enjoyed playing bridge and for many years belonged to clubs both places she lived. She was also a gardener of vegetables and flowers and was a long time member of the LeRoy Garden Club participating with many items in their annual garden shows.

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In 2007, Page moved to Madonna Towers Independent Living Center in Rochester. Her family meant a lot to her, and she devoted her life to them. She was loved and admired by her family, was kind, and had a good sense of humor.

She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Patty (Dennis) Harvey of Lanesboro, Minn., and Mrs. Karen (Cedric) Schutz of Rochester.

Preceding her in death was her husband Carl in 1996, a daughter Peggy Ann Leuck and son-in-law Michael Reno Leuck in 2010.

Memorial services for Page Smith will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in LeRoy. Burial will be held at LeRoy Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials, if desired, can be made to Season’s Hospice and the Volunteer Firemen or Ambulances Services of LeRoy. Condolences may be left online at