LORRAINE M. SMITH

LORRAINE M. SMITH, 91, of Bluffton, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, 9:45 a.m., at Christian Care Retirement Community. Born Feb. 19, 1922, in Faribault, Minn., she was a daughter of the late Edward C. and Florina (Bouchard) Soucy. Lorraine married Max J. Smith on Dec. 30, 1945, in Culver City, Calif.; he preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 2009. Lorraine was a homemaker. She was also the owner / operator of Bluffton Gift & Office Supply Store for many years. In her later years, she assisted in the office at Dunwiddie Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning of Bluffton. She was a member of Tri Kappa and Eastern Star. She was an avid Bridge player. Survivors include a son, Ed "Poppy" (Cheryl) Smith of Syracuse, Ind; two daughters, Deborah (Mark) Clark and Amy A. (Doug) Dunwiddie, both of Bluffton; three grandchildren, Lisa Bowman of Fort Wayne, Kyle Clark of Cincinnati, Ohio and Lauren (Matt) Prible of Keystone, Ind.; three step-grandchildren including, Wendy (Joey) Hendricks of Bluffton; and six step-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by five sisters. A service celebrating Lorraine's life is 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Thoma / Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home, with calling one hour prior. Certified Life Celebrant Jeff Lemler officiating. Calling also from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial in the Garden of Chimes at Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Preferred memorials to Christian Care Retirement Community. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com

Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 22, 2013