Ada Leona Smith
Mrs. Ada Smith Dies at Age 72
Mrs. Ada Leona Smith of 107 Burns died at 3:15 this morning at the
Jefferson Memorial Hospital. She was 72 years and 11 days of age.
In failing health for the past six months, she had been in critical
condition two months prior to her death.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at two p.m. at the Lebanon Missionary
Baptist Church. The Rev. David Goddard will Officiate and burial will be in
Sursa Cemetery. The body will remain at the home of her daughter Mrs. Glen Kennedy,
of Meadowbrook Road, where friends may call after 5 p.m. today. At noon Sunday the
body will be removed to the church to lie in state until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Smith was born March 23, 1886 in Jefferson County, the daughter of Woods and
Rena Palmer. She was married to John Elvis Smith who preceded her in death October 15, 1934.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by seven sons, Arthur, Lee, Ganell, Norval, Lugene, John E. and Guy T. of
Mt. Vernon; four daughters Leone Davis, Ruby Somers, and Wathene Kennedy of Mt. Vernon and
Pauline Mifflis of Chicago, IL.; 38 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren; two brothers,
John Palmer of Mt. Vernon and Louie Palmer of Bluffton IN.; and two sisters, Edith Compton
of Bluffton IN., and Della Dirickson of Burley, Idaho.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, one daughter, two sisters and
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: April 04, 1958
Submitted by Jim & Nancy Davis