Jeanne T. Smith, 93, passed away peacefully on October, 3rd 2018. Jeanne was born in Springfield, Ohio on August 6th 1925. She graduated from Englewood High School in 1943 and attended Wilson Junior College in Chicago for 3 years majoring in Physical Education. While visiting her sister Marjorie Peak in Marion she met her future husband Elbert “Smitty” Smith they were married in Chicago on March 17,1946 they resided in Chicago until 1951 when they returned to Marion. Jeanne was a Ward Secretary at Marion General Hospital and an Instructional Assistant at Lincoln School for several years she moved on to be the School Librarian at Martin Boots and Riverview Elementary Schools where she retired in 1995. She was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and the Marion Urban League Guild, Ladies of Marion Bridge Club, and the Marion Couples Club. Jeanne was excellent at knitting and crocheting baby blankets afghans for her family and friends. Jeanne enjoyed working crossword puzzles and word search and never left any puzzle unfinished.
She was preceded in death by husband Elbert D.Smith; son E. DeWayne Smith and parents Paul and Thelma Patterson, grandson Jason Hamilton, sister Marjorie Peak and brother John Paul Patterson.
She is survived by daughters Linda Maria Faulkner, and Lynette (Gregory) Davis, sister Marguerite Burton Murfreesboro, Tennessee and cousin Robert Patterson of Chicago. Also survived by six grandchildren Alesia Faulkner, Andre’ Lucinda Faulkner, Jennifer Logan, Janelle McMahon, Austin Faulkner Sr., and Rakim Mockabee. Fifthteen great grandchildren Adeja La’Rhee Hill, Heidi Hamilton, Arlen Faulkner, Hillary Hamilton, Asia Jones, Hope Hamilton, Anthony Jones, Haleigh Hamilton, Sincere McMahon, Hayden Logan, Aubrey Faulkner-Williams, Ava Faulkner, Amerral Dasher-Faulkner, Austin Faulkner Jr., Kameron Mockabee. Also four great-great grandchildren Kaiden Hamilton, Brazel Hamilton, Honestie Hamilton and Dru’Shawn Bernard. And a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 1pm on Friday October 12, 2018 at Indiana Funeral Care, Harry W. Moore Chapel, 8151 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis IN 46250 with visitation from 12pm-1pm before service. Online condolences may be shared at indianaFuneralcare.com