The Clearfield Enterprise
Thursday, April 27, 1922
OBITUARY - RHODA A. (SMITH) WAFFLE
Rhoda A. SMITH, daughter of Seth T. and Polly SMITH, was born in Knox co., Illinois, October 22, 1839, and passed away at
her home in Clearfield, Iowa, April 25, 1922, aged 82 years, 6 months and 3 days.
She was united in marriage at Maquon, Illinois, March 21, 1868, to Charles H. WAFFLE. They moved to Iowa in 1869, living
at Bedford, Corning, Cromwell, and moving to Clearfield, in 1881, where the deceased resided the remainder of her life.
To this union were born three daughters and four sons, the eldest son and daughter, George and Mary dying in childhood.
The living children are W. Clyde WAFFLE of Walla Walla, Washington, Melvin WAFFLE, Mrs. Melvina HIDLAY and Mrs. Blanche E.
WAX of Clearfield, and Thos. S. WAFFLE [1876-1933] of Diagonal. Besides these children the deceased leaves to mourn her death two
sisters, four brothers and many other relatives and friends.
Mrs. WAFFLE has been a member of the Baptist church for a great many years and always lived a conscientious and upright
christian life. She was one of the earlist settlers of Clearfield, her husband having erected the second business building
of the town [he kept a saloon and was in the mercantile trade].
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church of Clearfield Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in
Clearfield cemetery [Ringgold County, Iowa] beside the remains of her husband who preceded her in death about twenty-three
years [died May 12, 1901].
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2009
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