Last Updated on March 22, 2022 by Fisher Funeral Chapel
Betty M. Smith, 97, of Lucerne, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 20, 2022, in her beloved home.
Born August 17, 1924, in Fulton County,Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Lottie (Brandt) Foutz.
On December 23, 1945, in the Lucerne Christian Church, she was married to Charles T. “Tom” Smith who preceded her in death January 19, 2003.
Betty was a 1942 graduate of Lucerne High School. In 1967, Betty began a 20-year career with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service as the secretary in the Cass County office helping scores of 4-H youth over the years. For nineteen years, Betty served as the secretary-treasurer for Cass County’s France Park.
Betty was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3790 and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 418. She was an honorary member of the 313th Infantry Association and the 75th Cross of Lorraine Division. She was very proud of her husband’s service and enjoyed traveling with him to military reunions over the years.
When Betty smiled, her eyes shined with laughter. She enjoyed playing euchre with all of her friends in Rochester, Winamac and Logansport. She loved simply being at home, spending time with family and friends and watching her hummingbirds.
Betty was a child of God. Tom, her great-granddaughter, Megan; and her grandson, Brett, were waiting for her arrival at Heaven’s door. She enjoyed listening to Charles Stanley television broadcast on Sunday’s.
It was Betty’s wish to live out her days in the comfort of her home and she was amazed by the many people who helped her achieve this goal. Her final instructions were to tell them “thank you” for carrying her through this journey.
Surviving are three children, Edward (Paula) Smith, Gloria Stines, and Ken (Trina) Smith, all of Logansport; four grandchildren, Shane (Michelle) Smith of Elburn, Illinois, Brian (Shannon) Stines, of Logansport;Chad (Melissa) Smith of Peru, and Julie Harper, of Delphi; great-grandchildren, Alex Smith, who is serving in the U.S. Army, Erik Stines, Audrey Smith, and Ashli Roach; two great-great-grandchildren, Lily and Linda; four step grandsons and their wives, Carl, Michael, Carmi and Mark DeButch, all of Illinois; and many step great-grandchildren; and step-great-great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service celebrating Betty’s life will be held at 10;30 a.m. Friday, March 25 in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Pastor Jeff Strite officiating.
Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Logansport.
Visitation hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24 and one hour prior to the service on Friday in the funeral chapel.
In lieu of flowers, Betty requested that memorial contributions be made to a favorite charity. She especially appreciated the Lucerne Volunteer Fire Department and the Lucerne Lions Club for their efforts in making Lucerne such a nice place to live.
You may share memories and offer condolences on Betty’s Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com.