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WYOMING—Funeral services for Dr. C. R. Smith, 64, were held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral home.
Rev. Gerald Shibley, Presbyterian minister from Center Junction, was in charge of services. Burial was in the Wyoming cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ralph Orth, Howard Remley, Paul Koch, William Walters, Marvin Holst and Roger Schladetzky.
Dr. Smith was born in Wellsville, Ohio, May 13, 1899, the son of William E. and Jennie B. Smith. Family moved to Iowa in 1915, and Dr. Smith graduated from the Anamosa High school one year later.
He attended the State University of Iowa, receiving a bachelor of arts degree in 1921, followed by his graduation from the SUI College of Medicine in 1924. While at the university he belonged to the Acacia social fraternity and was its treasurer. He also was a member of Phi Rho Sigma, medical organization
After graduation from medical school, Dr. Smith interned at Youngstown, Ohio hospital, then returned to Onslow to practice medicine. On June 26, 1926, he married Bernadine E. Neville, Richland.
With the exception of service in World War I from Sept. to Dec., 1918, Dr. Smith practiced medicine in Onslow for 19 continuous years. During that time he was Onslow health officer, and a member of and past president of the board of education.
In 1945 Dr. Smith moved his practice to Wyoming and lived there until his death Monday evening in a Cedar Rapids hospital.
During his lifetime he was a member of the Onslow Presbyterian church, American Legion Post 259 in Wyoming, Masonic lodge, the Consistory and El Kahir shrine in Cedar Rapids, Masons, Jones county Medical society of which he was a past president and secretary; Iowa State Medical society, Anamosa Medical association.
Dr. C. R. Smith is survived by his wife, Bernadine, two sons, Capt. Paul Smith, Hansom Field, Mass; and Philip Smith, Iowa State University engineering faculty, Ames; and three grandchildren.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt