Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ ELMER DEAN SMITH
Elmer Dean SMITH, the son of George D. and Orpha BROWN SMITH, was born at Kellerton Oct. 7, 1903, and passed away Feb. 9,
1976, at a California hospital. For the past eight years he had lived in California and resided most recently at
5466 Princeton Street, Montclair, Claif.
After his marriage to Fern DICKERSON, he and his wife farmed until they moved
to Cedar Rapids. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his widow, Fern; three daughters - Mrs. Merle
(Phyllis) PETERSON of Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Richard (Harriet) MALLORY of Norwalk, Calf. and Evelyn Jean SMITH of
Montclair, Claif.; two sons - Chester Dean SMITH of Rialto, Calif. and Arthur Lee SMITH of Ames; a sister, Annetie COBERLY of
Cedar Rapids; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral and burial services were conducted at Cedar Memorial
Chapel and the adjacent cemetery in Cedar Rapids. A grandson, Dan SMITH, wrote and delivered the eulogy. A sermon and prayers were given
by Elder Ray ENGELS, a grandson.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2012
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