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Phyllis Ann (Long) Smith

Phyllis Ann (Long) Smith, of Fowler passed into Christ's hand on May 9, 2013, at the age of 85. She was born June 2, 1927, in Rensselaer, Ind. to Earl and Mildred (Kirkwood) Long. A lifelong resident of the area, she had attended both the Rensselaer and the Goodland Schools.

In June 1947 Phyllis married Russell E. Smith in Goodland, Indiana. She and Russell farmed near Goodland.

Phyllis's interests were her painting's (recognized by many of the local county fairs), her vast garden of iris and lilies, all of the natural wildlife that chose her home to nest in, and her little dog Mia. Phyllis will be greatly missed by her church congregation and friends at the Church of God.

She was a devoted and adoring wife to Russell and a loving mother and grandmother to all of her family.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband Russell Edwin Smith, Sr.; her three sons, Russell Edwin Smith Jr., Texas, Dennis Wayne Smith (wife Ann Shea-Smith), Texas, and Terry Lee Smith, Goodland, Ind.; her sister Betty Mae Illingsworth, Goodland, Ind., and her brother William Long (wife Gina Long), Texas. She was blessed with 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Phyllis was preceded in death by her sister, Joretta Jane "Jeri" Worden and grandsons Erin and Timmy Smith. We wish mom to rest in peace with her family in Heaven.

Friends will be received at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 9 to 11 a.m. CDT. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. CDT Friday at the Jackson Funeral Chapel of Rensselaer with Pastor Michael Grovak officiating. Burial will follow at the Goodland Cemetery, Goodland, Indiana.

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Published in the Journal & Courier from May 13 to May 14, 2013
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