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, June 16, 2000

Formerly of Nineveh

Eddie Lea Smajo

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, June 16, 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 step-granddaughter, 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, June 16, 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; step-granddaughter Melissa Smajo.

Submitted by Mark Wirey