Obit: Smith, Mary E. (1890 - 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, Corson, West, Gould, Peters, Fraser

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/26/1974

Smith, Mary E. (23 April 1890 – 18 December 1974)

Funeral services were held Saturday from the Georgas Funeral Home for Mrs. William L. (Mary E.) Smith of Memorial Home who died December 18 at the age of 84. The Rev. Alexander Fraser of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, Owen, officiated. Following cremation, interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Eastern Star services for Mrs. Smith were held Friday evening at the funeral home.

The daughter of William Harris and Edith Comfort (Corson), Mrs. Smith was born April 23, 1890, in Stillwater, Mn., and was educated in Minnesota schools, including the University of Minnesota. She was a librarian at the Neillsville Public Library and the school library, and also worked as a librarian in Waukesha.

Her marriage to William L. Smith took place April 1, 1939, in Minneapolis, Mn. The Smiths lived in Neillsville thereafter, and Mrs. Smith continued to reside here following the death of her husband on November 11, 1964. A resident of Memorial Home for the past two years, she was a member of St. Katherine’s Episcopal Church, Carmi Chapter No. 60, Order of the Eastern Star, the Monday Progress Club and the Neillsville Republican Women’s Club.

Survivors include two sons, Herbert Smith of Neillsville and Lyman Smith of Mequon; two sisters, Mrs. Donald (Kathryn) West of Edina, Mn., and Mrs. Edith Gould of San Francisco, Ca.; one brother, W. K. Corson of Edina, Mn.; and four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Organist for the service was Mrs. May Peters.

Those attending from out-of-town were: Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. West and Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred K. Corson of Edina, MN.



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