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NAME: Reece, Amanda (m. William H. Smith)

OBIT: (d. 11 Jun 1910, Washington County, Iowa)

 Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda C. Smith, wife of William H. Smith, who died yesterday afternoon at 3:40 will be held Thrusday afternoon at two o'clock at the late home on E. Fourth street, just outside the city limits. The services will be in charge of the Rev. W. R. Stryker. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
 Mrs. Smith had lived in Washington for many years and was well known in the community. She was born in Indiana August 5, 1843, making her nearly seventy-five years of age. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reese. She was twice married, first to Nathan Worley, who died a few years later and she was united in marriage to William H. Smith, who survives her.
M rs. Smith was a member of the Methodist church and a sincerely religious woman, with a strong Christian faith. She was ready for death and the day before she died expressed her willingness to go, declaring her supreme faith in the future.
 Besides her husband she leaves five children, all residents of this community. They are Horace Worley, Mrs. M. A. Mace, Martin V. Smith, Ernest Smith and Mrs. Alva Boileau. There are fourteen grandchldren and one great grand child. Mrs. Smith also leaves one brother, Martin Reese of Billings, Montana, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Welch of Winterset, Iowa. The sister was with her during her last illness.
 Mrs. Smith sustained a stroke of paralysis last winter, but recovered much of her former strength and was able to be about her home until the last week, when her illness again assumed a serious nature.

OBIT: The Democrat, 18 Jun 1918,

 Mrs. Amanda Smith, wife of W. H. Smith died last Tuesday afternoon after rather a long illness. She had a stroke almost a year ago, from which she never fully recovered althought she stuck it out with wonderful pluck and was up and around long after many less gritty folks would have been bed fast.
 She died June 11. She was born in Indiana August 5, 1843, and was married to Wm. Smith Dec. 16, 1871. He was her second husband and she had one son Horace Worley by her first marriage and he lives near her home in the northeast part of town.
 To Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith were born children as follows: Martin, Ernest, Ethel Boileau, wife of Alva Boileau, and Mrs. Mary Mace. All live in town and are worthy people. Two children are dead, having died in infancy.
 Rev. W. R. Stryker preached her funeral sermon, at her request. She was a member of the Methodist church and had expressed her readiness to leave this world and was perfectly resigned, as she knew the end was approaching. She was a very worthy woman, a motherly home loving wife. The Democrat extends its condolence.

OBIT: The Democrat, 18 Jun 1918,

 More About Mrs. W. H. Smith. --- Because we did not have all the facts concerning Mrs. W. H. Smith when we wrote her obituary, we give some additional facts here. She had a daughter by her first marriage whom we did not mention. She is Mrs. Katie Mickey and she lives in Colhoun [Calhoun] Co. She had two grand children by this set of children. One is a man in Cedar Falls, and the other is a girl who lives in Missouri. Her name is Carrie Carl. Two little girls lie by her side in the cemetery. They are Flora May aged 6 and Lydia E. aged 2. The two little girls died within four days of each other of scarlet fever. She is of a family of 12 children and all but Martin Reece of Dillon, Montana, and Mary Welch of Winterset are now gone beyond. The active pall bearers were her sons Mart, Ernest, and Horace Worley, Grandson Alva Boileau, son-in-law Arthur Mace and grandson Glenn Mace. About 20 came from Cotter and the Junction, among them George Stapp a nephew.

CARD OF THANKS I desire in this way to express to my many neighbors and other friends my deep appreciation of the kind attentions shown me in my recent bereavement in the loss of my wife. I am especially thankful to the Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs for their thoughtful attentions too. W. H. SMITH