Kathryn Smith

Born in Waterloo, IA
Born on Sep 20, 1946
Departed on Mar 29, 2020

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Kathryn Marjorie Smith, 73, of Cedar Rapids, passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.

At a later date, a visitation will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home and a funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, where Kathy was a faithful member. A private family inurnment will be held in the Mausoleum at Cedar Memorial. 

Kathy was born September 20, 1946 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Bernard and Alberta Weber. She spent her early childhood in Gilbertville, Iowa and later moved to Waterloo. She graduated from Columbus High School in 1964. In 1965 she married James La Pole in Waterloo. They moved to Cedar Rapids after their daughter, Liz, was born. They later divorced. In 1975, Kathy married Randy Smith in Cedar Rapids and they had a daughter, Erin. 

Kathy’s personality and charm made her a natural salesperson and she had successful careers in sales with Mark Henri, Frontier Herbs, Brenton Bank and BVS Performance Systems. She was amazingly talented in many ways, especially with fashion, cooking and decorating. Her hobbies included, reading, playing Bridge, Mah Jongg and many other card games. 

Kathy touched everyone’s hearts with her warmth, affection, strength and sense of humor. She had many friends and treasured her relationships with them. Of the many wonderful qualities she possessed, she was best at showing unconditional love to her family. She was the ultimate role model and best friend to both of her daughters and she was an awesome “Grammie” to her grandchildren. She worshiped and adored her family and they her. 

Kathy is survived by her husband, Randy; daughters Liz (Brad) Parsons of Cedar Rapids and Erin (Jon) Holstrom of Urbandale, Iowa; grandchildren Kaitie (Dane) Worley of West Des Moines, Olivia Parsons and Nathan Holstrom; brother Bernie Weber of Cedar Rapids; sister Mary Ann Olinger of Cedar Rapids; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Alberta Weber; her brother Howard Weber; and her first husband, James La Pole. 

The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for their compassionate care. They would also like to thank the many people who expressed their thoughts and prayers for Kathy and her family. All who are left to remember Kathy will cherish her memory. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.