In the Village of Hur, Mitsuko Paula Smith, who later married a Whipkey, was kindly called "the little Japanese woman," coming to the village to raise her family.

Over the years we have written about her, describing her as a dedicated and strong woman.

She has died at the age if 89.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville, WV with Pastor Steven Carter officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Burial will follow at the Smith Family Cemetery on Kerby Ridge, near Hur, WV.

See complete obituary   Mitsuko Paula Kobayashi Smith Whipkey

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