Font Size » Large | SmallMarian (Smith) AlbertMarian (Smith) Albert was promoted to heaven on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, at the age of 94. Credentialed with Open Bible Churches for 71 years, Marian accumulated a diverse record of faithful service to the Lord. She came to Des Moines from rural Iowa to attend a business college. While there she committed her life to Christ at First Church of the Open Bible. Her life would never be the same. She attended Open Bible Institute night classes, became registrar and a teacher at the Institute, and was active in choir, radio, small groups, junior church, Sunday school, nursing home ministry, hospital and jail groups, women’s groups, and a Christian business and professional women’s council. Marian went on to serve as an Open Bible missionary to Liberia for twenty years. She also served as secretary to Open Bible Presidents R. Bryant Mitchell and Ray Smith. After Marian lived many years as a devoted, unmarried woman, God blessed her with marriage to Ernie Albert. Ernie and Marian delighted in their senior years together until Ernie preceded Marian to heaven. Always bubbly and joyful, Marian was a blessing to many people and a faithful servant to the Lord.