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Bryan Vanshur (#47294033)
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A "Thank You" goes a long way. If another Find A Grave account holder has helped you in adding family info, send them an email or public message. A few of them have helped me with my research. :)

I've been doing genealogy for over 30 years. I am willing to transfer management of a grave provided they are not a direct descendant per Find A Grave guidelines. If you wish me to transfer management, please send the request via the Edit tab. That way I can transfer the correct info.
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Messages left for Bryan Vanshur (11)[Leave Message]
RE: Obituary for Ivan Smith
You are most welcome. Even though you aren't the manager, I saw that you had taken some pictures, and thought you would be interested.
Added by MrsB on Feb 07, 2015 1:16 PM
Obituary for Ivan Smith
I saw you had added a family picture, and thought you would be interested in the obituary. I sent it to the manager, but sometimes managers don't like to add obits.
So it is below for you.

Best wishes!

Printed in the Dec. 19, 1974 Enterprise, Blair, Nebraska

Services for Ivan Smith Were Saturday

Ivan W. Smith, 73, a retired farmer and longtime resident of Elk City and Arlington area, died Thursday at an Omaha hospital.

Ivan was born June 13, 1901 at Stanton, Nebraska. He was married on February 28, 1928 at Schuyler and is survived by his widow, Ruth.

At the present time, the Smith home is at 340 North 8th.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in Elk City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Bill Appleby, Ray Bissey, Lyle Christensen, Vernon Sterns, James Vasek and Richard Vasek.

Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska library.
Added by MrsB on Feb 06, 2015 6:06 PM
Sr. Consolata
Many thanks for the additional information!
Added by Aavedt on Sep 22, 2014 6:12 PM
RE: Ruth E (Vasek) Smith
You are surely welcome. Thought you would like it!
Added by MrsB on Sep 20, 2014 7:15 PM
Ruth E (Vasek) Smith
You recently posted a photo of Ruth and her husband, Ivan. Here is an obituary I transcribed today for her for the Washington County Genealogical Society.

Ruth E. (Vasek) Smith 11/13/1993

Ruth Smith 87

Services for Ruth E. Smith, 87, of Blair who died November 13, 1993 at Memorial Community Hospital in Blair were Tuesday, November 16 at Reichmuth Funeral Home in Valley. Rev. John Hagemann officiated. Burial was in Elk City Cemetery.

Ruth E. Vasek was born May 2, 1906 in Clarkson. She married Ivan Smith February 28, 1928 in Schuyler.

He preceded her in death December 12, 1974.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a brother, Joe of Yutan.

A memorial has been established to Mount Michael Abbey and the Open Door Mission.

~~~Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair, Nebraska library.
Added by MrsB on Sep 20, 2014 6:52 PM
Charla Carter
RE: George Weyant info
Thank you for scanning the memorial card.
Have a great day!

Added by Charla Carter on Jul 02, 2014 9:20 AM
Shari Hanson Frey
Thanks for the kind words. Happy 4th of July!

Added by Shari Hanson Frey on Jun 22, 2014 10:09 AM
Kenneth Greene
RE: Martin Smith headstone
If these are your relatives, I would be glad to transfer them to you if you make the request through Find A Grave.
Added by Kenneth Greene on Jun 13, 2014 6:43 PM
Ruth Smith family photo
Thank you again for the family picture of Ruth and Ivan Smith. I found out what I could on the National Archives--actually learned more about Ivan than I did about her. The GPS is now interactive--if you click on it you can zoom in, "move" around, and the earth picture is whatever it was when the area was photographed.
Added by MrsB on Jun 12, 2014 8:16 AM
L. Winge
RE: Riley Smith picture
Thanks for reply that was quick
Added by L. Winge on Jun 10, 2014 7:32 PM
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