Marilyn Jean Smith

Marilyn Jean Smith age 77, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Marilyn was born October 1, 1940 in the Loess Hills near Mondamin, Iowa to Henry and Mildred (Withem) Godden. She graduated from Mondamin High School in 1958. In 1958 she worked in Omaha, Nebraska. Marilyn was first woman Police Officer in Missouri Valley for thirteen years, and served as Interim Chief. Marilyn worked at the Logan Detention Center and part time at Foodland in Missouri Valley for many years, until she retired. She was a good mother who had three children. Marilyn enjoyed music, gardening, and her pets.

Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents Henry and Mildred Godden, sister: Elena Spencer.

Survivors include her three children: Danny Tobin of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Tina Smith of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Steve Tobin and wife Theresa of Fort Worth, Texas grandchildren: Benjamin, Steven Jr., and Jeffery Tobin; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Norman and Genee Godden of Carmel, In, Denny and Patty Godden of Carlton, Missouri.

Interment will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Calhoun Cemetery in Missouri Valley, Iowa.


Arrangements by

Hennessey Funeral Home

Missouri Valley, Iowa



1 Condolence

  • Leia johnsen Posted June 8, 2018 7:47 pm

    Marilyn was such a nice lady and hard worker. Never a time did i see her not smile. Blessings to her family
    John anf Leia (torgerson) Johnsen

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