Washington Community Donates to Help Widow Bury Husband

Elsie Smith, 91, was planning an estate sale to cover costs before outpouring of support.
2:20 | 02/19/13

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Last Friday she felt so alone and Joseph her husband of 46 years was gone and Kelsey Smith didn't have the money to -- him I'll have that -- Whereas say -- -- prior rural net days I guess on -- and I get -- -- and sharing our story aired on Friday. The response was immediate and overwhelming. It's completely unbelievable -- you know we we -- donations from our viewers all the time but I have never seen anything like this in the entire time I've been here. Donations and well wishes were pouring in even as -- was having an estate sale. Even as people who had seen her story looking -- things wanting to help in some small way. I know -- won't see. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He says he wants to -- -- continue. I don't long hair -- National web sites picked up the story and posted it ABC Yahoo.com. Even London's Daily Mail. Como got calls from all over the country people offered cemetery -- a minister offered to preside over Joe's funeral. There were tiny donations and tremendous once too. This little lady who'd made a promise to her husband touched a nerve in all of us she made -- -- and field. -- Stanton donated 3000 dollars my. Wife and I are. Doing very well and you know you just -- there comes a time when you have to do something for somebody else to spec. So today we were able to do this and this is a check for 121000. Dollars. 121000. Dollars so you can imagine she you can make sure that the Jews buried. And taking care. -- -- And all the other things you -- or. And I mean. At a moment saying. -- -- -- -- didn't have to sell anything she didn't want to sell Joe's funeral will be taken care of and somebody else seems to. And is. And ignorant jury she understands now that everything will be okay and when we left LC today she didn't look so -- loan. Eric Johnson almost -- news.

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