Jeanette (1904 - 1939)
Surnames: Smith, Williams
----Sources: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 08/17/1939
Smith, Jeanette (13 OCT 1904 - 12 AUG 1939)
Friends and relatives of Mrs. Henry L. Smith, nee Jeanette Mardelle Williams, were deeply grieved to learn of her sudden passing away at the city hospital at River Falls, Saturday, Aug. 12, 1939.
Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran Church at River Falls by the Pastor Rev. Johnson, who was assisted by Rev. Raymond Swanson, a former classmate of the deceased, of Swen City, Ia., Monday, Aug. 14.
Jeanette Mardelle Williams was born on Oct. 13, 1904, to Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Williams at Rock Island, Ill. During her childhood she was educated in the Rock Island schools and was a graduate of Augustana College. After her graduation from Augustana College she taught school for two years at Clearwater, Nebr. After the two years she moved closer to home by getting a position as teacher in the Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.)School System where she met her husband. She was united in marriage to Henry L. Smith on June 8, 1931 at Rock Island, Ill. After their marriage the young couple made their home at River Falls, where she resided until the time of her sudden departure to eternity.
Mrs. Smith was well known to residents of this community, having spent almost every summer from the time of her childhood to the present day, in Owen with relatives and in later years visiting with friends. She was a devoted Christian, being active in all church affairs of the Lutheran Church at River Falls. She had also been a member of the Eastern Star Lodge for years, where she had a record of high standing for her work.
Her passing is mourned by her husband and four children, Frederick William, Henry Allen, John Mathew and Ronald Elmer, an infant son born Aug. 11, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Williams, and one sister, Marian.
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