Darma R. Smith

Darma Ruth Smith, 90, of rural Wabash, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at 4:05 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Smith graduated in 1944 from Kenmore High School, in Akron, OH. She retired from Wabash Magnetics. She was a member of the Treaty Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school for several years.

She was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Akron, OH, to Clarence Sr. and Verna Hites Jones. She married Jack Thomas Smith Sr. on March 21, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1982.

Survivors include six daughters, Debbie (James) Bartoo, of Urbana; Kathy Smith, Jackie (Richard) Gardner, Jill (William) Schmalzried and Darma M. Smith, all of Wabash; and Holly Rose, of Roann; a son, Jack T. (Cathy) Smith Jr., of Wabash; a brother, Clarence (Virginia) Jones Jr., of Wabash; a sister, Helen Kessler, of Missouri; 13 grandchildren, Tiffany (Jim) Craig, of Warren; Stephanie (Aaron) Reust of Huntington; Shawn (Karen) Gardner, Brian (Emily) Gardner, Wendy (Jim) Sheridan, Kristy (Greg) Benzinger and Gina Smith, all of Wabash; Kelly (Mike) Kerr, of North Manchester; Alan (Cierria) Schmalzried, of Indianapolis; Karrie Rose, of Roann; Elizabeth Schmalzried and Jacob Smith, both of Fort Wayne; Lisa Schmalzried, of Santa Monica, CA; and 24 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash. A service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, Aug 10, 2017, at 2 p.m., with Ryan Weaver officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, in Wabash.

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