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Evangeline E. Smith July 27, 1934 - July 29, 2019

Evangeline E. Smith, 85, passed away on Monday, July 29, 2019 in Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was born on July 27, 1934 in Larwill, Indiana to the late Walter and Elsie (Schaef) Thomas. She was raised on a small farm in Marion’s south side. She was a 1952 graduate of Swayzee High School. On March 18, 1967 she married Robert “Rex” Smith. She attended Taylor University where she received her Bachelor’s degree and achieved her Masters of teaching from Ball State University. She went on to become a math, business, and home economics teacher in Elwood and Walton, Indiana. She also sold Rawleigh products and cards for several years. Evangeline was a member of Chapel Pike Wesleyan Church and the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. She enjoyed growing flowers and collecting Currier and Ives.

Evangeline is survived by her brother, John Thomas, Marion, Indiana; sister, Katheryn R. Zell, Lebanon, Indiana; nephew, David Blunk; niece, Julie; special friends: Rodger and Betty Smith, Marion, Indiana.

She is also preceded in death by her sister, Carita L. Blunk.

Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 in Park Cemetery, 7843 S 150 E, Fairmount, Indiana with Pastor Steve Coulter officiating. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 S. Washington Street, Marion, Indiana was entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.owenweilertduncan.com