Visitation was held from 4 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at Bohnenkamp – Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, and for one hour to prior to service at the church.

Funeral Services: 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at the Delhi United Methodist Church, Delhi, with Rev. Keith Pitts officiating.

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Delhi.

Sharla was born Feb. 17, 1945, New Hampton, the daughter of Arthur and Ursula (Blessington) Gifford. She was a graduate of West Union High School. On Dec. 5, 1967, she married David Roy Smith, in Nashua. Sharla enjoyed puzzles, gardening, and animals. She was a member of the Delhi American Legion Auxiliary and Delhi United Methodist Church. She loved volunteering with her church and helping others. Sharla will fondly be remembered for her sense of humor and friendly teasing.

Sharla is survived by her beloved cat, Buddy; a son, Kip (Jill) Smith of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Keelee (Marty) Gadient of Cascade; grandchildren, Tyler and Dylan Smith, Shayne (Dezi) Smith and Hannah (Curtis Prull) Gadient; great-grandchildren, Talyn, Aluxzis, Lynk and Remzaly Smith; step-grandchildren, Cherokee Heindselman and Paige Richey; uncle and aunt, Jerry and Pauline Kehoe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sharla was preceded in death by her husband, David Smith; her parents, Arthur and Ursula Gifford; brothers, Jerry (Doris) Gifford and Chuck Gifford.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Iowa Chapter, 5900 Saratoga, Dubuque, IA 52002, in Sharla’s memory.

Please share a memory of Sharla at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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