Archive for Thursday, February 1, 1990


February 1, 1990


— Memorial services for Martha M. Smelser, 91, McLouth, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the McLouth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Peng officiating. Mrs. Smelser died Wednesday at her home.

She was born March 14, 1898, in Atchison County, and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Smelser was a member of the McLouth United Methodist Church and the Women's Missionary Union. She also was a Sunday School teacher.

She married John Smelser on Sept. 27, 1916, in Atchison. He died June 25, 1979.

Survivors include three sons, John Jr., Albuquerque, N.M., Lloyd, McLouth, and Frank, Denver; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at the family home Friday or Saturday, and the family suggests memorials to St. John Life Line or to the church, in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Smelser donated her body to the Kansas University Medical Center.

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