Margery Aldean Smith was the daughter of Norman Jay and Winifred Lucile Skean Smith, born Dec. 18, 1916, in the family home south of Marcus. Margery attended country school and graduated from Marcus High School in 1934.
Following graduation she attended NBT, Iowa State College, and then Midwest College and worked jobs at the Marcus News, Swanson Grocery Store and Earl May Nursery in Cherokee before marrying George Peter Bindner Feb. 5, 1938, at Holy Name Chapel in Marcus.
Margery and George started farming between Remsen and Marcus and then moved to the Le Mars area where they farmed and raised a family of six.
Margery was a past board member of Catholic Rural Life, a member of Catholic Daughters of America since 1942, and a past secretary of the Sioux City Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
George and Margery enjoyed boating, square dancing, and playing cards and she also sewed, gardened and she was politically active.
After George and Margery retired, they purchased a motor home and traveled from the Yucatan of Mexico as far north as Alaska and enjoyed winters in the southern United States. The children and grandchildren met up with them on occasion to share in the traveling and camping fun.
In her later years, Margery enjoyed playing cards and dominos and going out to eat with family and friends.
Left to cherish her memory are six children: Richard, of Sioux City, Thomas and wife, Linda, of Marcus, Joan Kober, of Sioux City, David and special friend, Claudia Stevenson, of Des Moines, Paul, of Le Mars, and Georgia and husband, Robert Mayberry, of Winnebago, Neb.; 11 grandchildren: Donald (and Linda) Bindner, Dennis (and Helen Josephine) Bindner, Diane (Bindner) and Tim Williams, Dean (and Christine) Bindner; Greg (and Eileen) Kober, Michael (and Michele) Kober, Christopher (and Christa) Kober and Angela Kober Heldstab; Nathan (and Jessica) Bindner; Peter (and Elizabeth) Mayberry and Everett Mayberry. She has 12 great-grandchildren and one on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George; one sister, Jean Vernell Baldner; and a daughter-in-law, Bernadine Bindner.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, with the Rev. Armand Bertrand officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum in Sioux City. Visitation was after 3 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There was a scripture prayer service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.