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Clara Mae Miller;
Smetter, Clara Mae Miller
Clara Mae (Miller) Smetter, daughter of William and Tillie
Miller was born near Milford, Nebraska July 8, 1900 and died at her
home in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska, December 19, 1948 at the age of 48
years, 5 months, and 11 days. On October 3, 1918 she was married to
Joseph Smetter . To this union were born two sons and two daughters of
which one son, Gerald, and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Burkey, have
preceded her in death, also one grandson.
At the age of seventeen she accepted Christ as her Savior and united
with the West Fairview Mennonite Church in which faith she died. Her
death was sudden and came as a shock to her family and friends. She was
a kind and loving wife and mother, and was always ready to lend a
helping hand wherever she could. She will be greatly missed by all who
knew her, especially by her family in the home.
She leaves to mourn her loss her loving husband, one son, Donald of
Lincoln, Nebraska, one daughter Mrs. Elna Wood of Cambridge,
Nebraska, one daughter-in-law and two son-in-laws, and two step
-grandsons; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Miller of Beaver
Crossing; three sisters, Mrs . Minnie Roth of Milford, Nebraska, Mrs.
Laura Otto of Lincoln, Nebraska, Mrs. Wilma Dolan of Wichita, Kansas;
seven brothers, Homer, Leslie, Wilber, and Lyle of Beaver Crossing,
Henry of Torrence, California, Lloyd of Wilber, Nebraska, Floyd of
Milford, Nebraska, also many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday P.M. December 22, at the West
Fairview Mennonite Church in charge of Ezra Roth, assisted by J. R.
Troyer, W. A. Eicher, and D. A. Yoder. Interment was made in the
All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet peaceful breast,
All her toils and trials ended
And Dear Mother is at rest.
Obituary - Beaver Crossing
Times, Beaver Crossing, NE
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE
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