Elsie Marie Smith, 84, of Monticello, died at her residence.
She was born April 22, 1925 in Chesterton, the daughter of the late Ernest
and Edna (Pratt) Olson.
In 1944 in Valparaiso, she married Walter L. Smith who preceded her in death
May 31, 1980.
She is survived by a son, W. Tom (Carolyn) Smith of Otterbein; four
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She is also preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
Elsie was a graduate of Chesterton High School and was a homemaker. She was
an active member of New Hope Lutheran Church. She was a member of the White
County Council for the Aging. She volunteered with the White County Food
Pantry, and was Past President of White County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
She enjoyed latch hook and cross word puzzles.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday, June 8, at New Hope
Lutheran Church. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with
Pastor Jim Ward officiating. Interment will be at Riverview I.O.O.F.
Memorial donations may be given to the White County Food Pantry, P.O. Box
323, Monticello, IN 47960.
Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Sign the
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