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Wilma J. Smith

Wilma J. Smith Wilma J. Smith

Wilma J. Smith, 89, of Lanesville, Ind., died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at her home near Lanesville.

She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Lanesville, to the late Edgar G. and Carmen D. Bell Hussung.

She was a retired Nutrition Shop Manager with Kroger, was formerly employed at Polly’s Freeze and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church near Lanesville, where she was very active in the Martha Society.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Kermit E. Smith; her daughter, Brenda J. Pavey; her brothers, Edwin, Donald, William, Marvin and Russell Hussung; and her sister, Josephine Gibson.

Survivors include her sons, John Kermit Smith (Vonita) of New Albany, Ind., and Kevin Ray Smith (Debbie) of Lanesville; her sisters, Carol Smith (Steve) of Lanesville and Paula Faith (Larry) of New Middletown, Ind.; her son-in-law, David Pavey of Lanesville; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 20, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.

Funeral: Thursday, Feb. 20, at 11 a.m. at  St. John’s Lutheran Church near Lanesville with burial in St. John’s Cemetery.

Officiant: Pastor Mark Carnahan.

Pallbearers: Darren, Tim and Eric Pavey, John L. and Brandon Smith, Chris Rykrsmith, John and Aaron Herbert and Joshua and Timothy Ater.

Crossbearer: Isabella Mann.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church.