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Margaret Thelma Smiley Ely
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1910
Florida, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 2012
Jefferson City
Cole County
Missouri, USA

Mrs Margaret Thela "Polly" Smiley Ely 102 of Jefferson City died Friday September 7, 2012 at the Capital Region Medical Center.

Polly was born July 3, 1910 in Florida, Monroe County, Mo. the daughter of Ernest A. and Pearl Peak Siley. She was married on Octobr 6, 1929 in Perry, Ralls County Mo. to O.T. Ely who preceded her in death on July 3, 1990.

Polly retired from the Missouri Department of Education in June 1976, where she served as Diadnostic Clerk for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Polly made her confession of faith at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Perry Mo, on December 23, 1923. She moved her membership to the First Christian Church n Jefferson City in the late 1940;s. She became a member of the Lois Circle, Esther Circle, Coed Sunday School Class and the Chancel Choir. Polly has always loved hr church and especially her Coed Sunday School Class. Her many friends helped her thru the death of her hsband. She also felt happy and secure at her home surrounded by good neighbors and friends.

She received great satisfaction from working in her yard and having a nice lawn and flowers, but her disability, osteoarthritis, changed her work schedule.

Survivors include two sons, Dr William Tandy Ely and wife Joan of Mountain Home, Arkansas.and Robert Gale Ely and wife Camille of Lexington Kentucky; her grandchildren, Patricia Ely Church, Debby Ely Taylor, and Gregory Ely. ten great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren. her nieces and nephews, Betty Hirsch, Marcia Spacek and her husband Cliff, Barbara Jo Gilbin, Carey Cole and wife Mary, Dr Ron Cole, and Charles Ely and wife Meg.

She was preceded in death by her infant son, husband, parnts, one sister, Leora Dunn and one brother, Charles "Albert "Jack Smiley. Polly was the last one of her biological family.

Visitation will be at the Frst Christian Church from 10a.m. until 11a.m. Saturday September 29, 2012.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11a.m. Saturday September 29, 2012 at the Church with Rev. Donald Carter Officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Christian Church, or charity of donor's choice.

Arrangements are under Freeman Mortuary.

Family links: 
  Orien T Ely (1907 - 1990)
Hawthorn Memorial Gardens
Jefferson City
Cole County
Missouri, USA
Record added: Sep 10, 2012
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Margaret Thelma <i>Smiley</i> Ely
Margaret Thelma <i>Smiley</i> Ely
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