Mrs. Elizabeth Leuthart Smith, mother of
Father Raymond B. Smith, pastor of St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Mt.Vernon died at Wednesday (4 Jan 1956) in St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville. She would have been 80 years old
on the coming Feb. 18.
She was the widow of Bernard Smith, who died in 1929. For
the last 11 years she had been the housekeeper for her son, Father, Smith, and
had resided in Mt.Vernon during his St. Matthew's pastorate
dating from September 1950.
A coronary condition was fatal, Mrs. Smith
was hospitalized at St. Mary's from Oct 29 to Nov 12 and then returned to St.
Matthew's Church rectory here. Her condition worsened decidedly this week
and she re-entered St. Mary's Hospital Tuesday.
Surviving in addition to the son in Mt. Vernon, are two other
sons, Charles, Borden, In., and Elmer, Floyd Knobs, Ind;
two daughters, Mrs. Henry Koopman, Floyd Knobs, Ind.,
and Mrs. Earl Feagans, Montgomery, Ind., and
two brothers, Joseph Leuthart, Floyd Knobs, and VollieLeuthart, Sellersburg,
The body was moved from St. Mary's Hospital to Kraft Funeral Home
It will remain
at the New
Albany funeral home until it is taken to the deceased's home parish
church St. Mary's at Navilton, Floyd Knobs, where
Solemn Requiem High Mass will be conducted by the son, Father Smith, at Monday. Burial will be in the