Clara J. Smyser

Friday, December 21, 2007

Clara J. Smyser, 88, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Putnam County Hospital.

Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John and Ruth (Cook) Reckel.

She had been a cook at Windy Hill Country Club and the Elks Club, and was owner of Smysers Seafood. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Surviving are son Oren Smyser and wife Judy, Greencastle, and daughter Ruth Horn and husband Ray, Stilesville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Oren D. Smyser, four brothers and a sister.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle, with burial in Cloverdale Cemetery.

Visitation is 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday.