SMAJO, Eddie Lea (Nelson)

Date of birth: 30 October 1923 Berclair, Goliad County, Texas

Date of death: 13 June 2000 Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana

Columbus Republic, 16 June 2000

Formerly of Nineveh
Eddie Lea Smajo
Franklin
EDINBURGH -- Eddie Lea
Smajo, 77, a resident of
Franklin United Methodist
Community, died there at
8:45 p.m. Tuesday, June
13, 2000.
  Mrs. Smajo moved from
Chicago to Nineveh in
1985. She retired from
Hines (Ill.) Veterans
Administration Hospital.
  She was a member of
Edinburgh United
Methodist Church,
Edinburgh American
Legion, Nineveh Senior
Citizens, Pi Omicron
national sorority,
Alexander Hamilton
Chapter of Daughters of
the American Revolution,
Dames of the Court of
Honor, Johnson County
Church Women United and
Johnson County Council on
Aging.
  She served in the Navy
Nurses Corps during World
War II and was a charter
member of Women in the
Military.
 Funeral will be conducted
at 10 a.m. Saturday at
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
with the Rev. Byron Fritz
officiating. Calling will
be from 5 to 7 p.m.
today. Burial will be at
Rest Haven Cemetery.
Military graveside rites
will be conducted by
American Legion and
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 Memorials may be made to
Edinburgh American Legion
or Edinburgh United
Methodist Church Building
Fund.
  Mrs. Smajo was born in
Berclair, Texas, Oct. 30,
1923, the daughter of
Daniel and Della Hartmann
Nelson. She married
Daniel C. Smajo Feb. 12,
1966. He died June 8,
2000.
  She is survived by a
brother, Daniel H. Nelson
of Milton, Fla.; a
sister, Charlene F.
Phillips of Spring,
Texas; and a step-
granddaughter, Melissa 
Smajo.
  She was preceded in 
death by a sister, Anita
Mae Taylor.

Franklin Daily Journal, 16 June 2000
NINEVEH 
Eddie Lea Smajo 
  Eddie Lea Smajo, 77, 
died Tuesday, June 13, 
2000, at Franklin United
Methodist Community in
Franklin. She was a
resident of Nineveh and a
former resident of
Chicago.
  She was born Oct. 30,
1923, in Berclair, Texas.
Her parents were Daniel
and Della (Hartmann)
Nelson. She married
Daniel C. Smajo on Feb.
12, 1966. He preceded her
in death June 8, 2000.
Survivors include a
brother, Daniel H. Nelson
of Milton, Fla.; a
sister, Charlene F.
Phillips of Spring,
Texas; a stepgrand-
daughter, Melissa Smajo; 
and several nieces and
nephews. She was preceded
in death by a sister,
Anita Mae Taylor.
  She was formerly employed
by Hine's VA Hospital in
Hines, Ill., as a nurse.
  She was a member of
Edin-burgh United
Methodist Church,
Edinburgh American Legion
Post 233, Nineveh Senior
Citizens, Alexander
Hamilton Chapter DAR,
Dames of the Court of
Honor, Johnson County
Church Women United and
Johnson County Council on
Aging. She was a lifetime
member of Pi Omicron
National Sorority and a
charter member of Women
in the Military.
  She was a U.S. Navy nurse
during World War II.
  The Rev. Byron Fritz will
conduct a service at 10
a.m. Saturday at
Eskew-Eaton Funeral Home
in Edinburgh. Friends may
call from 5 to 7 p.m.
today at the funeral
home. Edinburgh American
Legion and VFW will
conduct military
graveside rites at Rest
Haven Cemetery in
Edinburgh.
  Memorial contributions
may be made to Edinburgh
American Legion Post 233
or Edinburgh United
Methodist Church Building
Fund.

Indianapolis Star, 16 June 2000
 
EDDIE LEA NELSON SMAJO
  Eddie Lea Nelson Smajo,
77, Franklin, died June
13. She was a nurse at
Hines (Ill.) Veterans
Administration Hospital
before retiring. She was
a Navy Nurse Corps
veteran of World War II.
Mrs. Smajo was a member
of Nineveh Senior
Citizens, Pi Omicron
sorority and Dames of the
Court of Honor.
  Memorial contributions
may be made to the
building fund of
Edinburgh United
Methodist Church or
Edinburgh American Legion
Post, both of which she
was a member.
  Services: 10 a.m. June 17
in Eskew-Eaton Funeral
Home, Edinburgh, with
calling from 5 to 7 p.m.
June 16. Burial: Rest
Haven Cemetery,
Edinburgh.
  She was the widow of
Daniel C. Smajo.
  Survivors: brother Daniel
H. Nelson; sister
Charlene F. Phillips;
stepgranddaughter Melissa
Smajo.
Submitted by Mark Wirey