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Elna Ione Smith Blackford
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1911
Charter Oak
Crawford County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1981
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA

Smithland, Iowa - Mrs. Lloyd Blackford, 69, of Smithland died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital after a lengthy illness.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Meyer Bros. Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. The Rev. Dale Church, pastor of the Smithland United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Blackford, the former Elna Ione Smith, was born 11 September 1911 in Charter Oak. She married 29 December 1944, in Elk Point, SD. Prior to her marriage, she had lived in Salix. The couple lived in Sioux City for several years and moved to Kenosha, Wis. in 1950. They later lived in Racine and moved to Smithland in the late 1960's. Mr. Blackford died 17 August 1974. Mrs. Blackford was a member of the Smithland United Methodist Church. She had written for the weekly news at Smithland for several years.
Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Aker of Kenosha; a sister, Mrs. LaVada Johnson of Bella Vista, Ark.; 4 step sons, Robert of Sioux City; Don of Jonesboro, Ark.; Cecil of Sylmar, Calif.; & Walt of Sioux Falls, SD.; a step daughter, Mrs. Dee Adams of Coventry, R.I.; 19 grandchildren & 23 great grandchildren.
Organist & Vocalist: Merrill Womack
Selections: "Beyond the Sunset"
"Just A Closer Walk With Thee"
Casket bearers were Terry, Gerald, Earl, Randy, Bob, Shane Blackford, Leroy Provost, Henry Hansen. 
Family links: 
  George Orville Smith (1888 - 1960)
  Goldie Mallum Smith (1887 - 1959)
  Lloyd Frederick Blackford (1896 - 1974)
Memorial Park Cemetery
Sioux City
Woodbury County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: May 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70455606
Elna Ione <i>Smith</i> Blackford
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