Jim Smyth obituary
Posted: 05/16/2017 - by Charlie Narmi
The St. Albert family is sad to see the loss of Jim Smyth who passed away over the weekend. All 6 of Jim & Eileen's children were graduates of St. Albert, ranging from 1976-1989. Eileen also worked in the St. Albert office for many years before retiring in the mid-90's. Jim & Eileen were faithful Holy Family parishioners. Please say a special prayer today for the Smyth family and please pray for the repose of Jim's soul...
Eternal rest grant unto Jim o' Lord: And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May Jim rest in peace. Amen
May Jim's soul and the soul's of all the faithfully departed through the mercy of God our Father rest in peace. Amen
James Francis Smyth
James Francis Smyth passed away peacefully on May 13, 2017.
He was born in Greeley Neb., on March 18, 1930, to Michael and Ada Smyth. He graduated from St. Mary’s Cathedral High School in Grand Island, and lived most of his adult life in Council Bluffs, where he was the vice president of Charles Custom Furniture for 42 years. His family was his pride and joy.
James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen; children, Mike (Carmella), Julie Smith (Chuck), Dave (Gigi), Bill (Deana), Tom and Mary; grandchildren, Jim (Amy), Elizabeth, Nicole, Joey, Emily, Bridgette, Molly, Shanon, Colin, Ryan, Mikaela, Dublin, Nia; great grandchildren, Rilee, Breana, Ameh; sisters, Eileen Johns (Dick), Leone Billesbach, and Florence Jablonski; and many nieces and nephews. Jim will be remembered for his strong work ethic, corny sense of humor and his wonderful stain glass and wood work creations. He had a strong love for God and devotion to his church, and was a staunch Husker supporter.
Visitation with the family will be on Wednesday, at 5:30 p.m., at the Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, with a Wake service at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Family Church on Thursday, with a luncheon to follow Mass. Jim will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials will be directed by the family.