Helen Glendening Smolt

Female 1875 - 1961  (85 years)


Smolt, Helen

Mrs. Helen G. Smolt, 85, who was active in educational circles in Newton for many years, died at Bethel Deaconess Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

She was the founder of the Parent Teacher Assn., in Newton, a former member of the school board for many years, a former member of the city library board, and a teacher in local schools for a number of years.

Mrs. Smolt was the widow of the late Dr. Alfred E. Smolt, pioneer Newton physician, who died in 1923.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Moody-Petersen Funeral Chapel at 3 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Alfred H. Bartter in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the chapel Friday afternoon and evening.

The family requested that contributions be made to the Congregational Higher Education Fund.

Mrs. Smolt is survived by two sons, Dr. Charles Smolt of Ventura, Calif., and Maurice G. Smolt of Santa Barbara, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. C. B. Warkentine of Denver. One son Gilbert Ernest Smolt died in infancy in 1908.

She was born in Fall River, Wisc., Sept. 18, 1875 the daughter of Hiram C. and Fannie C. Chappell Glendening and had lived in Newton since 1883. She was married to Dr. Smolt Feb. 4, 1902.

Mrs. Smolt was a member of the 1st Congregational Church, the Junior Reading Circle, Chapter AG of PEO, Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of 1812 and the Della Kappa Gamma Society.

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