Lena Loretta Smith, age 83, of Hayward, WI, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Vita Care Living in Hayward. She was born on January 15, 1939, in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of Milford Emerson Emmert and Agnes Genine Beasley.
As a member of The Poet’s Society, Lena loved poetry and enjoyed composing her own writings, some of which were published. She was a wonderful mother and was motherly to everyone. Lena was a very faithful, kind, and generous woman.
She is survived by her six children, Karone (Richard) Hansen of Clinton, IA, Sharone Marheine of Springbrook, WI, Nelson (Sherry) Underwood Jr. of Clinton, IA, Harold (Peggy) Underwood of Citrus Springs, FL, Evonne Reichwein of Springbrook, WI, and Loretta Carlson of Springbrook, WI; thirty-two grandchildren; fifty-nine great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Eddie Thompson, Butch Thompson, Judy Adams, Donna Meredith, and Debbie “Pete” Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.
In addition to her parents, Lena is preceded in death by her granddaughters, Jessica and Amanda; and her sister, Deedee Thompson.
All services and interment will be held privately.