Mae “Darlene” Cole Smith, 89, of Lincoln, received her Angel wings on April 6, 2019, born March 13, 1930 in Lincoln, NE, to William and Hilda Cole. On January 18, 1947 she married John Smith Jr., together raising 6 children. Darlene was a member of the Woman of the Moose and Eagle Auxiliary 147.
Darlene is survived by her children, Florence Dahlstrom, of IN, Pat (Hank) Wash, of NC, Cathy Smith (wife of John III), Cheryl Dittmer, Kim (Steve) Brown, and Mark (Jackie) Smith, all of Lincoln, NE, brother, William Cole, and sister, June McCall. She was blessed with 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 19 great great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband, John Jr., son, John III, son-in-law’s, Rick Dahlstrom and Dana Dittmer, 3 brothers, Norman, Harry, Robert, 3 sisters, Verda, Caroline, Beverly, and grandson, Brandon Brown.
Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at Havelock Methodist Church 4140 N. 60th Street, Lincoln, NE.
Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with family greeting from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Metcalf Funeral Home 245 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE.
Private family burial will be held at a later date
Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.