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H. Roland van der Smissen  

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NEWTON - H. Roland van der Smissen, 85, died June 9, 1985, at Bethel Home for the Aged, Newton. Born June 2, 1900, at Summerfield, Ill., he married Linda Kliewer Aug. 5, 1925, at Hammon, Okla. She died Dec. 12, 1978. He was a retired public schoolteacher and was a resident of Newton since 1974, moving from Highland Springs, Va.

He was a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church, the Lions Club, a life member of the Virginia Educational Association, member of the Richmond Area Retired Teachers Association, the Masonic Lodge, Carson City, Nev., and an Honorary life member of the Virginia Congress PTA.

Survivors: daughter, Hope Smook, Richmond, Va.; sister, Hilda Voran and Frieda C. Andreas, both of North Newton, Elizabeth Clemmer, Fort Wayne, Ind., Edna Cowsert, Junction, Texas, Ruth Johnson, Huntington, Ind.; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sister Frieda Chapel, Newton, the Rev. Don Kaufman and chaplin Jim Cox. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Friends may call all day Monday and until 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Draper-Cannon Funeral Home, Newton. Memorials to the Bethel Home for the Aged in care of the funeral home.
10 Jun 1985