Elnora Bertha Lydia (Brott) Smith, was born on Oct. 14, 1919, south of Plymouth, Neb., the daughter of Alexander Brott and Wilhelmine Grabowski Brott. She died on Feb. 28, 2011 at Heritage Nursing Home at the age of 91 years, 4 months and 14 days.
She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Plymouth on October 1919. Her childhood home was Ellis, Neb. until she moved to a farm west of Jansen in 1930. In 1934, she was confirmed at Evangelical Lutheran Church, Harbine.
On June 30, 1946, she was married to Arthur M. Smith in Jansen. The Smiths were the last couple to be married at the former location of Trinity Lutheran Church, Jansen. They were co-owners of Smitty's Appliance and Furniture.