Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
September 16, 1943
OBITUARY - JOHN A. MANNASMITH
John A[lexander]. MANNASMITH, son of Martin and Sarah
MANNASMITH, was born February 28, 1878, in Decatur Co., Iowa and departed this life September 9, 1943 at his home in
Kellerton, Iowa, where he has made many friends by his cheerful and sunny disposition. His sickness has been of 10 months
duration, but during this time he never once complained or spoke an unkind word to those who cared for him. His wants and
needs have been very willingly and gently administered to by 2 pairs of hands that greatly appreciated the many kind deeds
and loving thought fulness that had been bestowed by him. His father and mother passed to the great beyond in 1927 and 1933.
Left to morn his loss are one sister, Mrs. Dena BURKE; one brother, Clearance (sic) MANNASMITH, and 2 nieces, Mardel
MANNASMITH of Salt Lake City and Myrnalee MANNASMITH of Des Moines, Iowa. He has been a member of I.O.O.F. lodge for many
years. JOHN had carried mail for 39 years and has many tried and true friends. Services were held Sunday afternoon at the
Christian Church in Kellerton, conducted by Rev. HUNT. Interment was in the Kellerton, Iowa [Maple Row] Cemtery.
NOTE: John married January of 1913,
Decatur County, Iowa, to Eula SHACKLETT who was born circa 1888, Decatur County, Iowa. John and Eula did not have children.
Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2009
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