The Joplin Globe- 22 June 1950
Smelser Rites Today
Webb City, Mo., June 21- Funeral services for Mrs. Susanna Jane Smelser,
72 years old, who died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs Doldie
Clubb (my note, Doldie is a misprint, it should read Goldie) of Webb City,
will be held at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at the Oakside church in Mountain
View. The Rev. Albert Pyle will officiate. Burial will be in the church
cemetery inder the direction of the Johnson-Arnce-Simpson mortuary.
Ripley County, MO.
Obit dated 15 Aug 1907: Sister Sarah Smelser died Sun Aug 11, daughter
of Dr. William A. Brooks who was postmaster at Pleasant Grove for 22yrs, Wife
of Rev Houston H Smelser. Mother of Rev's Willie and Newton Smelser, both
Baptist preachers. Funeral Monday 12 Aug at Brooks Cemetary with services by
pastor of Missionary Baptist Church of Grandin. (obit written by Rev E.L
Bounds from Pleasnt Grove)