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.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.At the age of 17, Ardis took her first teaching position at Lucerne School.She taught for many years at the Lucerne, Sherman, and Red Owl Schools.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.
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.He was the person who never intentionally did harm to man or animal through his words or deeds.He was the person the saying goes that would give the shirt off his back if you needed it.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.
Harvest time at his daughter and son-in-law was an enjoyable time.