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The San Saba News, San Saba, Texas 1944
Mrs. J. J. Smelser Dies in Lubbock, Saturday, Feb 19.
Civic Leader Has Kin In San Saba County
Mrs. H. W. Sessom and Mrs. Kate Fry of San Saba were saddened to hear of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. J. J. Smelser of Lubbock, Saturday, February 12.  The deceased was the aunt of Mrs. Charley Dismuke of San Saba.
The following information from Lubbock papers evidences that she was a fine woman of importance in her home city.
Mrs. J. J. Smelser, 1630 Fourteenth Street, who died Saturday after an illness of three weeks, had long been active in Lubbock's civic and religious life.  She was one of the first members of the Lubbock Business and Professional Women's Club, serving as president during its third year after organization; was a past noble grand in the Rebekah lodge, current president of the Golden Link Study Club in that organization and had been elected a delegate to the State Assembly in March.  She formerly taught a girls' class in the First Methodist Sunday School.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday, February 20, at the First Methodist Church in Lubbock. Dr C. A. Bickley of Asbury Methodist Church officiated.  He was assisted by the Rev. Duane Bruce, associate pastor of First Methodist Church there.
Surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. S. R. Warson of St. Louis and Mrs. Finis Jordan of Pampa, six sisters and one brother.