Jul. 20, 1995 Kirksville Adair County Missouri, USA
Monroe County Appeal, Paris, Mo., July 27, 1995-page 10. Milton Bryan Smiser, 87, of Kirksville and formerly of Marceline, Missouri, died in the Grim Smith Hospital in Kirksville, Thursday morning, July 20, 1995.
He was born in Monroe County, the son of Ernest Perin and Margaret Emma Gollehan Smiser on November 18, 1907.
On August 19, 1928, he was united in marriage to Ruth B. Hoffman in Mexico. To this union, five children were born.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth of the home; two daughters, two sons, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and a son, James Milton Smiser, who died Sept. 17, 1948.
Milton was raised and educated in the Paris area and attended a country school named Smiser School. He graduated from Paris High School and the LaGrange Junior College in LaGrange, Missouri. He was a longtime member of several Southern Baptist Churches and at the time of his death, was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Kirksville. He was also a past member of the masonic lodge.
He farmed for a number of years in Monroe County and left the farm to work for the Atchinson Topeka & Santa Fe railroad as a brakeman for 28 years. He and his family lived in Marceline while working for the railroad.
Funeral services were held in the Hudson Rimer Valley Park View Chapel in Kirksville, the Rev. Larry Gibson officiating. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Marceline, Mo.