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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
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1948  S

    Smetter, 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 church cemetery.
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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