Carroll J. Smith

August 21, 1935 - October 07, 2021

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Monday, October 11, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Tuesday, October 12, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Helmer United Methodist Church


Tuesday, October 12, 1:00 PM
Helmer United Methodist Church


Carroll J. Smith, 86, of Turkey Lake, Hudson, Indiana, died Thursday, October 7, 2021, at her residence.

She was born August 21, 1935, in Muncie to Violet (Brees) Shaner.

On September 1, 1951, in Fort Wayne she married Frederick A. Smith. He preceded her in death on October 2, 2017.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She had worked at Prairie Heights Elementary School as a teacher’s aide for 13 years.

She was a member of the Helmer United Methodist Church. She served as a lay speaker through the Methodist church for over 20 years.

Carroll enjoyed crocheting, doing crossword puzzles, watching cowboy movies, and reading the Bible. She dearly loved her grandchildren.

Surviving are three daughters, Vickey (Cecil) Hamer of Hudson, Barbara Germano of Fort Wayne, and Janet (Marc) Stutzman of Hudson; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dwayne (Cathy) Childers of Muncie and Wesley Brees of Hudson.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Fred Smith, II.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Helmer United Methodist Church with Pastor Donna Holcomb officiating.

Burial will follow at Circle Cemetery near Hudson.

Casketbearers are Eron Stutzman, Erik Stutzman, Jayden Stutzman, Joey Hamer, Leyton Keipper, and Josh Keipper.

Visitation is Monday, October 11, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Helmer United Methodist Church or the Stroh Fire Department.

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Pastor Barbara K. Cross
October 13th, 2021 11:19pm
Fort Wayne, IN

My sincere and loving condolences to the family, friends, and church family on the passing of your loved one to her heavenly home. Carroll was a lovely Christian woman who loved her Lord, her family, and her friends gracefully. I was so blessed by her presence in the lay academy classes I taught. Her witness and beautifully written poems will live on forever. May we be comforted knowing she is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Gary and Ann Silvers
October 11th, 2021 4:23pm
LaGrange IN

Sorry for your lost. Praying for your family, Remember all the memories you have made thru the years, She is with her savior and at peace Gary and Ann Silvers

October 9th, 2021 8:34pm
North Fort Myers, FL

Praying for your comfort. Sending love and hugs

Julie Buttgen
October 9th, 2021 6:30am

Janet and family; I’m so sorry for your loss. May precious memories give you comfort at this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Julie Buttgen

Reta & Dexter Winebrenner
October 8th, 2021 11:17pm
Indian Lake Estate, FL

We cherish the memories we had with Carrol and Fred at Helmer UMC. She was a wonderful Christian women and will be missed by many. Now she is with her Lord and Savior. May he Bless and give you all Comfort!