Martha E. Smith

August 17, 1945 - April 08, 2018

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Sunday, April 22, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Wolcottville United Methodist Church


Sunday, April 22, 3:00 PM
Wolcottville United Methodist Church


Martha E. Smith, 72, of Wolcottville died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 6:56 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

She was born August 17, 1945, at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake to Ray H. and Mary (Favinger) McBride.

On July 17, 1971, in Albion she married Teddy L. Smith. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2005.

Mrs. Smith was a self-employed beautician.

She was a member of the Wolcottville United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star in Albion.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle M. and Eric Johnston of Wolcottville; a grandson, Grant Lee Johnston and his fiancé, Kathy Franklin; a brother, David T. McBride of San Antonio, Texas; and a sister-in-law, Peggie Strawser of LaGrange.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 3 p.m. at the Wolcottville United Methodist Church with Pastor Kevin Dekoninck officiating.

A gathering of friends will be Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. An Eastern Star service will be held at 2:45 p.m.

Preferred memorials are to ARK Animal Sanctuary, 0530 E 300 S, LaGrange, Indiana, 46761.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville.

Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Joyce and Lonnie Small
April 21st, 2018 4:54pm
Morristown, IN

God loans us a family an takes them away as He chooses. The tears we shed are interest on that loan. I had hoped to attend the memorial service tomorrow, but will not be able to. My memories include good times as deputy sisters, your giant schnauzer, and Martha and Susan coming to Morristown for the visitation when my mother died our deputy year. God bless you and give you comfort and peace.

April 16th, 2018 2:56pm

My deepest sympathy Michelle and family. Many good memories working with your Mom over the years. Whenever we saw one another, and had a good chat and remember the good times. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Your Mom was very proud of you. Keep the Faith Carolyn and family

Tom & Kim Pippenger
April 15th, 2018 11:33pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Our sincere condolences to you, Michelle, and to Martha's entire family. I have many fun memories of my time working with Martha! A few make me laugh every time I recall them. Tom and I enjoyed both of your parents. Unfortunately, time has a way of taking us in separate directions and I regret I had not seen Martha in awhile. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Joyce Vaughn
April 14th, 2018 12:43am
Florence, AZ & Pickerington, O

Martha & I were next door OES deputies & had good times together traveling the state. Those good times with her are memories I will cherish. To her family Sandy & I send our deepest sympathy.

Jack Guthrie
April 11th, 2018 12:17pm

Martha and I were classmates from 1st grade through graduation.We enjoyed visiting at class reunions. Please accept my sincere Sympathy.

Paul & Patti Leathers
April 11th, 2018 8:51am
Rome City

We have so many good memories of time spent with Martha & Ted. So sorry for your loss Michelle.

Pam (Frymier) Martin
April 11th, 2018 5:34am

Martha was a good friend and neighbor, living across the street from each other. Cherish memories of Rainbow girls and the Saturday night pizzas and watching movies as teenagers. Keep your memories close , no one dies as long as they live on in your hearts.

Barbara Ropp Craig
April 10th, 2018 10:00pm
Petersburg IN

Michelle and family I’m sorry to hear of your mothers death. We were sister deputies she was a lot of fun, your dad too. Lots of good memories.

April 10th, 2018 8:02am

I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Kay Bloom Collins
April 9th, 2018 9:05pm
Wawaka, Ind

So sorry to hear of your Mother ‘s passing. I knew her from growing up in Albion and going to school at Albion Jefferson. She was 2. years behind me. Again my heart felt sympathy’s go out to you and your family !

Tom and Jane Hulen
April 9th, 2018 6:20pm
Wolocttville, IN

Michelle and family - we are so sorry for the loss of Martha - God be with you and keep the memories alive in your heart - God Bless

Alanna Coffelt
April 9th, 2018 2:18pm
Wolf Lake IN

Dear Smith Family. I am sorry you lost your wife and mother. I knew her parents Ray and Mary at Asbury Methodist Church in Albion, and they were wonderful people. She is with them now, and I hope at peace and feeling the love of her parents.