Webster County IA Archives Obituaries.....Livengood, Ida May Smith May 30, 1916
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Newspaper Obituary - Milledgeville, IL

Obituary - Ida May (Smith) Livengood was born near Stratford, Iowa on June 15, 
1867.  While she was yet young both her parents died.  From the time was about 
eight years of age until coming to Milledgeville, Ill, in about 1885, her home 
was at Lancaster, Ohio.  She was one of a family of eleven children, having 
eight sisters and two brothers, as follows: Josphine Hester Smith, Columbus, 
O., Mary Elizabeth Cornfield, Columbus, O., Juli Augusta Smith who died in 
Lancaster O., in 1894; Frances Jeannette (sic) Lynde, Stratford, Iowa; Mrs. 
Emma Fletcher, Milledgeville, Ill; George B. Smith, Lancaster, O., Evaline L. 
Knapp, Azusa, Cal., Olive Jennie Smith, Columbus, O., Quincy A. Brunner (sic), 
a twin sister, who died at Stratford in October 1908; and Charles Henry Smith, 
whose home is in New York.  On January 10, 1893 Ida May Smith and Samuel 
Livengood were united in marriage, and since that time her home was a 
Milledgeville, Ill.  To this union was born one son, Fred Thomas Livengood.  
Mrs. Livengood departed this life on May 30, 1916, aged 48 years, 11 months 
and 17 days.  In 1887 she united with the Brethren church, since which time 
she lived an earnest Christian life.  For many years she was a member of the 
church choir.  From the beginning she was a willing and an able worker in the 
Sisters' Society of the church, was vitally interested in all the church's 
activities, untiring in her faithfulness to the work which she herself called 
to do.  For a number of years she was an efficient teacher in the Sunday 
school.  Her departure is sincerely mourned not only by her husband and son 
and near relatives but by a host of friends to whom she endeared herself 
because of what she was and id in her life. The funeral was held at the 
Brethren church Thursday afternoon, June 1st, at 2:30, the attendance of which 
was one of the largest ever recorded in the church.  The sermon by Rev. M. J. 
Snyder was no less beautiful than the profusion of flowers that almost filled 
the front of the church.  The ardent sympathy of the minister, and his 
beautiful faith in the story of his Lord profoundly affected the audience, and 
most surely dulled the edge of sorrow for those who were most deeply grieved.  
Interment was at Bethel cemetery.  The pallbearers were C. A. Straka, W. W. 
Fike, Virgil Bushman, J. E. Miller, O. M. Myers and D. D. Miller.  Mrs. Miles 
J., Snyder and Mrs. Thomas Schell sang "Rock of Ages, "One Sweetly Solemn 
Thought," and "Some Sweet Day."

Additional Comments:
Ida May Smith was born June 13, 1867 in Yell Township, Webster County, IA to 
Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Trout Smith.

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