Evelyn Marie Smith
Evelyn Marie Smith, 84, of Evansville, died Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Hamilton Point Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Evansville on August 26, 1930, to John and Christine (Farney) Kissel.
Evelyn was a homemaker and active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She was involved with SWIRCA activities and was an avid bingo player at St. Boniface Church for 50 years. She enjoyed visiting casinos, loved her grandchildren, and enjoyed going to all their activities. She will be missed by her family and friends, but is leaving wonderful memories that they will cherish.
She is survived by daughters Karen Lant, Julie Stephan (Daniel) and Stacie Garst, all of Evansville; sons, Gary Smith (Arlene) and Dale Smith, Keith Smith (Karla) and Ron Smith (Mary), all of Evansville; 12 grandchildren, Becca Lannan, Christine Walters, Debra Lindenschmit, Brian Stephan, Erin Stephan, Scott Vanover, Amanda Smith, Rob Smith, Katie Lindeman, Kyle Smith, Isaac Smith and Hillary Smith; nine great-grandchildren, Emma and Kayla Lindenschmidt, Tyler and Austin Vanover, Hadley Smith, Karlie Lindeman, Ava Smith, Corey Walters and Ember Lannan; brother, Richard Kissel (Ethel) and sisters, Delores Raley and Florence Saltzman (Ron); and sister-in-law, Aileen Kissel, all of Evansville.
Evelyn was an 18 year breast cancer survivor. The family would like to thank Dr. Mark Browning and the staff at OHA, along with the staff at Hamilton Point Health and Rehabilitation, especially Colleen and Jamie for the extraordinary care of our mom and our family.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hilery Smith; sisters, Shirley Williams, Angie Lilly and Marylee Reis; brothers, Daniel Kissel and Jerry Kissel; and sons-in-law, Donald Lant Jr. and Vincent Garst.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Ave., and will continue on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1760 Lodge Ave.
A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church officiated by Father Christopher Droste.
Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chemo Buddies, 6521 Greencove Ave., Evansville, IN 47715, or the Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association, Inc., c/o Debbie Hebbeler, Executive Director, 971 C. Kenmore Dr., Evansville, IN 47715.
Condolences may be made online at
ZIEMER FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL
800 S HEBRON AVE EVANSVILLE, AL 47714-4075
Published in Courier Press on Sept. 1, 2014