Cyrena Lee SmithElwood Call Leader, Thursday, 11 October 1956
MRS. SMITH OF ELWOOD SUCCUMBS-
Mrs. Cyrena Lee Smith, 85, route 2, Elwood, died at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday evening at the McGuire Nursing home of complications following several months illness. Born Mar. 29, 1871 in Henry county, she was the daughter of Simon and Elizabeth McWilliams. She married Fernando Smith in 1887. He died Oct. 4, 1954. She was a member of the Aroma Methodist church.
Survivors include: two children, Mrs. Vivian Foust and J. Howard Smith, both of route 2 Elwood; a sister, Mrs. Nora Swart, route 2 Elwood and seven grandchildren. The body is at the Copher and Fesler funeral home where friends may call. Funeral rites will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Aroma Methodist church. Rev. John D. Atkins, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Aroma cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at noon Saturday.
[Elwood Call Leader, Thursday, 11 October 1956]