Ardis Pearl (Stage) Smiley was born January 9, 1931, in Faith, SD, to Albert and Clyde (Timmons) Stage of Red Owl.On Friday, December 22, 2017, Ardis went to be with the Lord and many of her loved ones who have passed on before her.Gratitude, humor, quick wit, and an easy going nature were present in Ardis's life.Her deep and ever growing faith in God was interwoven in the fabric of her life. So often she was found selflessly putting the needs of others above her own.In her years at Red Owl, she was very involved in the community as a school board member, Secretary/Treasurer for the Meade County Farm Bureau, Right to Life member, and substitute teacher.She found great joy and satisfaction sharing the love of God with children in various childrens ministries, both in Union Center and Stoneville.
Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery at Red Owl. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church in Piedmont. He always felt he wanted to give people a second chance.Ardis radiated a spirit of gentle grace and love without condition; it was felt by all who knew her.Ardis attended 1st 7th grade at Sherman School and her 8th grade year at the Red Owl School. Following graduation, she attended a summer program at Spearfish Teaching College and received her teaching certificate.Memorials have been established to Soldiers of the Cross at Union Center and the Red Owl Hall. on Tuesday at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church in Piedmont. Burial with military honors follows at the Black Hills National Cemetery. Over the years he had many friends in his trucking business and working with his brother, his wife and three children made that the best life.
Send Flowers View Memorial Folder Sign/View Registry Darwyn Frank Stebbins, 74, Piedmont, died Saturday, December 23, 2017 at his home in Piedmont. He was a "Truckers Trucker" with over 2 million miles under his belt.Ardis married Robert Bob Smiley on June 28, 1956, at Union Center. Ardis loved working and living alongside Bob on their ranch near Red Owl, calling it home for 56 years until moving to Sturgis in September 2012.