Karen S. Smith
Karen Sue Parks Smith, 62, Crandall, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008, at her home.
Born Jan. 25, 1945, in English, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Lois E. Brown Parks.
She was a homemaker and a member of Crandall Lions Club and Crandall United Methodist Church.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Parks.
Survivors include her husband, James A. Smith Jr.; a son, Aaron Smith of Palmyra; a daughter, Kelli Graeter of Georgetown; three brothers, Donavon Parks of Greenfield, Richard Parks of Paoli and Mark Parks of French Lick, two sisters, Shelby Newkirk of Indianapolis and Deborah Parks of French Lick; and four grandsons.
A joint funeral was held Saturday, Jan. 26, with her husband, who died Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery near Crandall.
Officiant: Brother Levi A. Titus Jr.
Pallbearers: Mike and Phillip Newkirk, Dutch and Charles Parks, Tim Deich and Frank Grimes.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Crandall Lions Club, 3350 Cherry St. NE, Crandall, IN 47114.