Townson-Rose Funeral Home

Obituary for Emma Elizabeth Smelcer


07/04/1924 - 11/30/2019


Emma Elizabeth Smelcer, age 95 of Brasstown, NC passed away Saturday, November 30, 2019 at her residence.

She was born in Pella, Iowa to the late Arie and Nola Phillips Veenschoten. Emma was a water color artist and she painted till she was 89. She enjoyed helping everyone in her community. Emma was a really fine woman who leaves behind many friends. She was a member of the Ranger United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Smecler of 40 years.

Funeral services will held at 2 pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home Chapel in Murphy. Rev. Lee Tanner will officiate. Burial will be in the Bellview Community Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 12-2 pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Townson-Rose Funeral Home.

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Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.


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