Obituary of Patsy Smith
Patsy Loretta Smith, 86, Gas City, went to be with the Lord at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Twin City Health Care in Gas City. She was born in Muncie, Indiana, on December 5, 1931, to the late Fred and Thelma (Thompson) Joyce. On April 18, 1952, Patsy married Robert L. Smith, and he preceded her in death in July of 1988.
Patsy worked as an accountant at Avis Industries in Upland for 20 years. She was previously the manager at Elks Country Club in Marion and had also been employed with Gas City Utilities. Patsy was actively involved in her church at Gethsemane Episcopal, where she was the past secretary, sang in the choir, and participated on numerous committees. She was also the Den Leader for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Patsy was a well-cultured lady who loved to attend the Philharmonic wherever it was in concert. She loved to read and she especially loved going to the sporting events of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Christopher L. (Lynn Johnson) Smith, Gas City, Victoria L. Smith, Denver, Colorado, Valerie (Bob) Cox, Fort Wayne, and Carter L. (Karen) Smith, Marion; daughter-in-law, Anita Smith, Tampa, Florida; grandchildren, Chad (Kelly) Smith, Marion, Courtney (Joe) Avendano, Stephanie Smith, Quincey Smith, James Smith-Garrison, Jamie Cox, and William Smith; and great-grandchildren, Melaina Smith and Kannen Smith.
Also preceding her in death were her son, Kimberly L. Smith; grandson, Robert Cox; granddaughter, Patricia Smith; sister, Hattie (James) Kesterson; and aunt and uncle, Opal (Mont) O’Hara.
The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Patsy’s funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN. Jim Alexander will be officiating.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Gethsemane Episcopal Church, 111 E. 9th St., Marion, IN 46953.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
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