|Birth: ||Aug. 25, 1870|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 1970|
Services Held for Mrs. Stella M. Smith
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 P.M. from the United Methodist Church in Arnold for Mrs. Stella M. Smith who passed away on Wednesday, February 18 at North Platte, Nebr.
Rev. Stanley Schrag officiated at the services.
Mrs. Stanley Schrag was organist.
Pallbearers were; Don Smith, Max Smith, Bobbie Smith and Craig Smith.
Interment was in the Garfield Cemetery with the Quig Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Stella Mariam Smith was born on August 25, 1870 in a log cabin near Nebraska City, Nebraska to Augustine and Angeline Dillon, the second child in a family of five and departed this life quietly on Wednesday, February 18, 1970 at the Linden Manor Rest Home in North Platte, Nebraska at the age of 99½.
While a young child she moved west with her family and located in the Garfield neighborhood where her father filed on a tree claim.
On November 14, 1889 she was united in marriage to Jacob Smith at Garfield. To this union five children were born; Lyly, Mynor, Bill, Mabel and Lloyd who died in infancy..
By the year 1890 her parents had died leaving a 7-year-old sister whom she raised.
In 1891 she joined the Methodist Church and had been a member ever since where she was Sunday School superintendent of the Garfield Church for many years and taught Sunday School in the Arnold church for many years after they moved to town in 1916 where her husband died the following year.
During World War I she sewed for the Red Cross, which is just an example of how she spent the rest of her life helping people from their birth to their grave and in giving physical as well as spiritual adjustments in between .
Until nearly one year ago at the age of 98, she lived alone, and managed and cared for her own home in Arnold. She spent the last 11 months at the Linden Manor Rest Home in North Platte.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her three sons; Lyle of Bakersfield, Calif., Mynor of Arnold & Will of Gillette, Wyo.; and by one daughter, Mrs. Mable Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona; also by nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and other relatives and an unlimited number of friends.
Augustine Wells Dillon (1837 - 1889)
Angeline Clouser Dillon (1847 - 1890)
Jacob Hannibal Smith (1865 - 1917)
Loyed E Smith (1890 - 1891)*
Lyle Dillon Smith (1893 - 1974)*
Mynor Andrew Smith (1899 - 2002)*
William Wells Smith (1901 - 1987)*
Mable Luella Smith Anderson (1906 - 2003)*
John Fremont Dillon (1856 - 1940)*
George Elias Dillon (1866 - 1941)*
Stella Mariam Dillon Smith (1870 - 1970)
Zella Emery Josephine Dillon Smith (1875 - 1952)*
Abner Wells Dillon (1877 - 1918)*
Marietta Eva Dillon (1879 - 1887)*
Created by: Ancestry Seeker
Record added: Aug 23, 2007
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