Monday, January 22nd, 2007
L. Mildred Smith, 93, died at 4 a.m. Jan. 20, 2007, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys. She was a resident since 1997.
She was born March 7, 1913, in Carthage, Ind., to W. Merritt and Iola Jessup Stafford. On Aug. 15, 1943, she married Leonard R. Smith, who died in May 2002.
Survivors are two sons, David Leonard (Jane), Toledo, and William Philip (Sally), Lake Villa, Ill.; two grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son, James Lee.
She was a 1943 graduate of Fort Wayne Bible Institute; served two years as a mission in Kentucky and 32 years as a pastor's wife.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the community chapel, the Revs. Michael Westbay and Carol Sainey officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the community chapel.
Contributions can be made to the chapel fund or to Bethany United Methodist Church, St. Marys.