Ellen Smith

Tuesday, May 27, 2003

DONGOLA, Ill. -- Ellen Catherine Smith, 94, of Dongola, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at her home.

She was born April 2, 1909, in Springville, Ill., daughter of Gabriel and Nora Dillow Graves. She and Floyd James Smith were married Jan. 30, 1931. He died March 23, 1958.

Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Donaldson of Little Rock, Ark., Carolyn Bracken of Dongola, Eveline Poole of Tamms, Ill., Rosemary Dotson of Jerseyville, Ill.; 19 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two daughters, a sister, a half brother and two grandchildren.

Visitation will be until 2 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola. Funeral will follow at 2 p.m at the funeral home with Brent Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.