Mrs. Nellie Smith Brissel, 80, member of
a prominent Mt. Vernon family and the widow of William Brissel
died at 11:30 o'clock last night at her home at 1111 West Second street after
illness of 19 years that had made her condition criitical
for the last five weeks.
MrBrissell the husband who died in
1918 engaged in freight transportation in Mt.Vernon for many years operating a familiar
horse-drawn dray and transport wagon prior to the advent of motor
The body is at the Short Niehaus Funeral
Home and will remain in there through the funeral service which will be
conducted at Monday in the Short-Niehaus chapel.
Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.
Rev Robert W. Allison minister of First Christian Church of which
the deceased was a member, will be the officiating clergyman.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Howard
Hamilton, Fort Branch, Ind; and Mrs
Carl Wheat, Mt. Vernon; on grandchild, Mrs. Leroy Sherreta,
Fort Branch; three brothers, Dr. S. P. Smith, Montgomery, Al; Richard F Smith,
Mt. Vernon; and Thomas D Smith, Mt. Vernon and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Mischkek Springfield, Tenn;
and Mrs. Ralph Curtis, R. R. 5 Mt. Veron.
MrsBrissel was born in Dycysburg, Ky but came to Mt.Vernon as an infant with her parents, Alfred E
Smith and Nanie Daniel Smith.