Margarette Elaine Smith
1937 - 2019
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was born on September 13, 1937 to the late Otis & Lillie Carpenter. She left this world to be with the Lord on August 28, 2019. She was a graduate of Gary Roosevelt School Class of "1955" and graduated from Central State University in Wilberforce, OH. Margarette greatest joy was being in the classroom with her students. She also enjoyed reading, shopping and planting flowers in her garden. Margarette taught for Gary Community Schools for 45 years beginning at Frobel School and ending her career at Kennedy King School. She was known as a stern and thorough teacher and encourages her students to always excel. She was baptized at Israel CME church and later joined Marquette United Methodist church where she was a devoted and active member until her health failed. Margarette is preceded in death by her parents, husband James Garfield Smith, brother Otis Carpenter ; three sisters Gladys Randolph, Annie Few and Dorla Hopkins; She leaves to cherish her memories devoted son Jeffery Smith of Gary, IN; four sisters and one brother Marian Carpenter, Cheryl Ferguson and Stephen Williams all of Indianapolis, IN and Jean Kirksey and Dolores Wiley both of Gary, IN; lifelong friend Ardenia Leek Williams & Jackie Gholson; loving caregiver Marshaneil Hicks and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation Thursday September 5, 2019 9-11:00a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00a.m. All services at Marquette United Methodist Church. 215 N. Grand BLVD. Interment Evergreen Cemetery.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Sep. 1, 2019.
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September 7, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 7, 2019
I am so sad for your loss. I just found out as I do not get the newspaper. I met Margarette when I worked at 5/3 bank in Miller and we immediately became friends. We visited each other in our homes and went out to lunch on numerous occasions and had lengthy discussions, it did not take long to realize she had taught my two daughters. I will always remember and hold a very special place for her in my heart.
GRACE SPENCER
September 6, 2019
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Sarah Richmond
September 4, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear of her passing a sweet woman inside and out she will be missed...Im praying for her family....Rest in God my sister love you
Paul Bogard
September 4, 2019
From a student of hers Brady Bryant you have my deepest condolences
September 3, 2019
Marian, sorry for the loss of your sister. May memories of her bring you comfort.

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Marquita Henderson Gilmer
September 1, 2019
I send my Condolences to Mrs.Smith family. My heart is heavy Mrs. Smith was my Teacher, Mother and Friend at Kennedy-King. A one of kind Women. Thanks God Bless family.
Sharon Drinkard
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