Mrs. Willie F. [Smith] Collins Smathers, 31, died Thursday [January 3, 1952] in Seattle at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles L. Miles. She had been ill a short while and went to Seattle three weeks ago.
She came to the state of Washington from West Virginia in 1902 with a previous husband and two children. They settled in the Kittitas valley, and she had since made her home here.
She became the wife of John E. Smathers of Ellensburg who survives her. Mrs. Smathers is also survived by a son, Frank Collins of Seattle, and five daughters, Mrs. Nettie C. Lane and Mrs. Ettie M. Sackett of Tacoma, Mrs. Victor L. Hewitt and Mrs. Miles of Seattle, and Mrs. W. J Weybright of Columbia Falls, Montana; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Internment is to take place here Monday in the IOOF cemetery following funeral rites at Honeycutt-Evenson funeral home. The time of service is to be announced.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman