Mrs. Madlyn Ann (Smith) Hebert (formerly of Charles City, Iowa) went peacefully to her eternal rest on the morning of Wednesday, August 19, 2015 following a 16 year battle with cancer. She slipped her earthly bonds in the arms of her daughter and surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents Charley and Ruth Smith; sisters Marvel and Ada; and her beloved husband. Madlyn was born on March 25, 1935 to Charles F. and Kathryn Ruth (Lambert) Smith, in New Hampton, Iowa. She grew up and worked on the family farm southeast of Charles City, Iowa. Madlyn graduated from Charles City High School in 1953.While still in high school, she began working at the First Security Bank and Trust of Charles City. Madlyn wed Ferial (Fred) J. Hebert on June 21, 1958. They lived for a time in Fremont, Nebraska; LaGrange, Indiana; and for many years in West Palm Beach, Florida and Delray Beach, Florida. She worked for nearly 30 years as the graduation records specialist at Palm Beach Community College and retired in 2003. She was the family historian and amassed a wealth of information for the family’s genealogical research, including her own memoirs. A loving mother and devoted grandmother, Madlyn was a source of inspiration to many and a testament to the fortitude of the human spirit. She was diagnosed with liposarcoma in 1999 and given 2 years to live. She stunned and amazed her many doctors by surviving a total of 16 years. She detested cold weather and flourished in the sunshine and warmth of Florida. Thus it was with great reluctance that she and Ferial relocated to Walbridge, Ohio in 2006 due to declining health. She lost her husband, soul-mate, and best-friend of 51 years, in September, 2009 and longed for the day they would be reunited. Memorial Services will be held at All Saints Catholic Church of Rossford, Ohio on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 11a.m. Interment will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015, in Calvary Cemetery in Charles City, Iowa. The family wishes to express their thanks for the outpouring of kindness and support they have received.