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Everett M. Smith

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Everett M. Smith, 95, formerly of Arkell Center, Canajoharie, N.Y., passed away Wednesday morning, June 15, 2005, at the Village at Fillmore Ponds in Bennington, where he had been a resident for the past year and a half.

Born on April 24, 1910, in Fort Plain, N.Y., he was the son of Fredolin and Edna Nims Smith. Everett attended local schools and was a longtime area resident moving to Canajoharie in 1932.

After school Everett went to work in 1927 as the manager of the first self-service grocery store, the Grand Union in Canajoharie, until 1947.

He then went to work for Beech-Nut Nutrition in agricultural purchasing for 30 years until retiring in 1974. After his retirement, Everett worked part-time as a purchasing consultant for five seasons at Beech-Nut Nutrition. He was a member of the St. Johns-St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Canajoharie.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Inez Dopp Smith, whom he married on April 25, 1932; a daughter, Carol S. Meehan and her husband Thomas of Bennington; a sister, Elizabeth Bredhal of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Deborah, Michael and William Meehan; four great-grandchildren, Richelle, Nicholas and Katie Meehan, and Shannon Cross; and one great-great-grandson, Aiden Cody, all of Bennington; and several nieces and nephews.

Everett was predeceased by three brothers, Harlan, Milburn and Fredolin Smith.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, with the Rev. Gail Wolling officiating. The burial will take place in the Brown Cemetery in Canajoharie. A calling hour will precede the funeral service from 12 until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in Everett’s memory to the St. John’s-St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Canajoharie, NY 13317. Please sign the family’s guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com
Published in Bennington Banner on June 16, 2005
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