Decatur County Journal
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
October 30, 1890
OBITUARY - MRS. ANNA SMITH
The writer of these lines was called upon Thursday, October 23rd, to
conduct the funeral services of Mrs. Anna M. SMITH, who died on the
morning of the 22nd at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Alexander FRAZIER, in Decatur Township. Mrs. SMITH was born September
7, 1865, and was united in marriage to Mr. L. O. SMITH November 25, 1885.
There was born to them one child, still living.
Three years ago MRS. SMITH professed religion at Tingley, Ringgold
County, and united with the M.E. Church and there remained a good and
faithful member until the death of her husband, February 18, 1889, after
which she removed to her father's house in Decatur County, having
received from the minister of the M.E. Church, a letter of good and
regular standing. But her health being quite poor, she was unable to
attend the meetings of the church either at Decatur or Leon, so that she
retained her letter until her death.
Some time last spring, she took the measles and the disease ran into a
lingering decline, which resulted in her death. Mrs. SMITH was highly
respected by her neighbors, who speak of her as a very exemplary
Christian woman, dearly beloved by the family and all who knew her.
Quite a number of the neighbors attended the services and assisted in
laying her to rest in the Shy [Shay?] Cemetery, with a good hope of a
resurrection from the dead to eternal life through Jesus Christ, our
Lord.- THOS. WALLER
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2008
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