Obit: Smith, Milo
Joel (1866 - 1940)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Smith, Palmer, Zastrow, Newton, Carver, Comeaux, Delvis, Bores, Buckmaster, Stuart
----Sources: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 01/11/1940
Smith, Milo Joel (16 Sept. 1866 - 3 Jan. 1940)
Milo Joel Smith, passed away early Wednesday morning at the Marshfield hospital, Jan. 3, 1940. On June 6th he entered Marshfield hospital for a gall stone operation, from which he never fully recovered and about six months later he re-entered the hospital and underwent a second operation. Death was attributed to a complication of diseases.
Mr. Smith, son of the late Ashael and Jane Smith was born in Lamont Township, Lafayette County, Sept. 16, 1866, where he spent his boyhood days and the earlier of his marriage life. He was a man of excellent character, clean thoughts, good habits, and of an optimistic disposition. Although he never attended church regularly, his Christian life was exemplified by his daily acts and deeds and his devotion to his wife and children was an outstanding quality.
On March 27, 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Emma Palmer of Darlington, Wis.
Before coming to Marshfield 18 years ago, Mr. Smith operated an implement business in Loyal for 5 years, and farmed in Spencer for 9 years. In Marshfield he operated the Cedar Hedges Dairy Farm on Route 2.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Homer A. Smith of Marshfield, Chester M. Smith, Loyal, and Lloyd J. and Philip L. Smith both of Colby, a daughter Mrs. Earl (Helen) Zastrow, Hawkins, two grand children, Homer W. O. Smith and Miss LaVonne Smith, and a brother L. O. Smith of Darlington, Wis.
A sister Mrs. Heddie Newton preceded him in death 54 years ago.
The funeral services were conducted Friday P. M. at 2:30 o'clock at the Smith farm home. The Rev. George Carver of the First M. E. Church of Marshfield officiated and burial took place in Hillside cemetery, Marshfield.
The pall bearers were the four sons Homer A. Smith, Chester M. Smith, Lloyd J. Smith, and Philip L, Smith, a son-in-law Earl Zastrow, and a grandson Homer W. O. Smith.
In charge of the flowers were Lavonne Smith, June Comeaux, Hazel Delvis, and Elaine Bores.
The hymns, "In the Garden", and "No Night There", were sung by Mrs. Buckmaster and Miss Elaine Stuart with Mrs. Carver accompanying.
"There is only a curtain between us
Between the beyond and here
They whom they call dead have not left us
Nay, they were never so near.
Not dead, but only promoted.
They have entered the order above.
And have 'neath the smiles of the master,
They will finish their labor of love."
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