It is with sadness and love that the family of Ardath Smeal announce her passing on October 2, 2021. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday, October 6, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Snyder with Rev. Keith Rezac as celebrant. Burial was at St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery, Snyder.

She is survived by her children Marlynn (Virgil) Hunke, Renee Smeal, Ellen (Myron) Gross-Rhode, Mary Lou (James) Tomka, Denise (Rodney) Cerny, Lori (Jeffrey) Scherer, Lowene (Gary) Hasemann, Jay (Angie) Smeal; daughter-in-law, Vicki Smeal; brothers, Roland (Audrey) Renter and Keith (Jeanene) Renter; sister-in-law, Loretta Smeal; 32 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, all of whom will dearly miss the wise, generous, fun-loving and caring woman that Ardath was.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald and son, Delwin Smeal; grandson, Seth Hasemann; brother, Raymond Renter and his wife Eileen Bose; sister, Elaine Dinslage and her husband Norbert; and brothers-in-law, Raymond Smeal and his wife Arlene, Bill Smeal, and Tony Bose.

Memorials may be made to the Snyder Fire Department or St. Leo’s Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.