Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, September 03, 1987
OBITUARY - CLARA LEONA (SMITH) MAIN
Clara Leona (SMITH) MAIN, daughter of Anna and Alonzo SMITH, was born January 9, 1892, near Caledonia in
Ringgold County, Iowa, and departed this life August 20, 1987, in the Greater Community Hospital, Creston,
Iowa, at the age of 95 years, seven months and 11 days.
On November 15, 1913, Clara was united in marriage
to Lewis C. MAIN. To this union one son, Franklin, was born.
Clara received her education in the Caledonia
rural school. She united with the Ringgold Evangelical Church at an early age, transferring her membership to
the Caledonia Methoidst Church and upon leaving the farm in 1951, she transferred to the Lamoni Methodist
Church, of which she remained an active member as long as her health permitted. The past year she has resided
in the Crest Haven Care Center, Creston, Iowa.
Preceding her in death were her husband; five sisters and
She is survived by her son, Franklin, and wife, Louise; two grandchildren, Nancy and husband Orvin of
Denver, Colorado, and Stewart and wife, Linda, and children, Tanya and Nicole of Creston, Iowa; also many
nephews and nieces and friends.
Funeral services were held August 24, 1987, at Wilson-Watson Funeral Home
of Mount Ayr, conducted by the Rev. Dr. M. Wayne CLARK, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Creston.
The music was provided by Joan NOBLE and Karen ELMORE WILLIS.
Casketbearers were Paul SWIGART, Glen WARDRIP,
Robert OILER, Keith ELLIOTT, Russell THOMAS and Dr. Clarence CLARK. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at
Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
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