Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ ORLAN RAY SMITH
Orlan Ray SMITH was born May 8, 1905 to Samuel George and Della Jane (LUCAS) SMITH, in Ringgold County, Iowa, and passed
away Thursday, May 15, 1986 in the Ringgold County Hospital at the age of 81 years.
The SMITH family moved near
Chugwater, Wyoming when he was 10 years old where he grew to maturity before returning to Iowa.
He heard the gospel
in 1924 and made his choice to follow Jesus and was true to that choice to the end.
Ray and Hazel Ruth MILLER were
united in marriage on January 22, 1939 in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel, and two sisters, Iva
BARNHILL of the Clearview Nursing Home, Mount Ayr, and Fern LOWE of Norwalk, Calif.; nieces, nephews, many other
relatives and friends.
Services were held at Wilson-Watson Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on May 17, 1986. Officiating
were Leslie WHITE and John PLATTE. Music was provided by Ruth TOPINKA, Marilyn KLEFFMAN and Laverna KLEFFMAN.
Casketbearers were Neal STARK, Allen WEEDA, Ronnie STARK, Curtis STAMPS, James VLIEGER nd Quentin BEEMER. Burial was
in Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2012
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