Norma W. Smith

Norma W. Smith, 91, of Montpelier, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at 11:52 a.m. at IU Health Blackford Hospital in Hartford City.

Mrs. Smith was a 1945 graduate of Roll High School in Blackford County. She worked at Ledbetters, until she had her four children, then she became a homemaker. She also worked for a while at Warren United Methodist Home (now Heritage Pointe) and was a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. From the early 1970s until the early 1990s, she worked at Gripco in Montpelier.

She was a member of the Millard Brown American Legion Auxiliary 156, Psi Iota Xi, Montpelier Fireman Auxiliary, DAR, Dinner Bell Band and the former St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Montpelier. After the church closed in Montpelier, Norma attended St. John’s Catholic Church in Hartford City.

She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Blackford County to John and Helen Bedwell Sharp. She married Joe E. Smith on April 21, 1948, in St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Montpelier; and he preceded her in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan J. Reynolds, of Montpelier; two sons, Paul "Eddie" (Janice) Smith and Joe B. "Jody" Smith, both of Montpelier; IN, three sisters, Wilma Payne and Arlene Kirkwood, both of Hartford City, and Joan Abbott, of Montpelier; three brothers,  Lowell "Buck" (Kathy) Sharp and Jim (Vickie) Sharp, both of Hartford City, and Joe (Marlayna) Sharp, of Fort Wayne; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Sharp, of Hartford City, and Jean (Val) Lang, of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Annette (Rocky) Loney, Toni (Ray) Dishman, Yancy (Sarah) Slater, Amy (Jeff) Shofner, Adam Smith and Madison Reynolds, all of Montpelier; Stephanie Mowey, of Dunkirk; and Lindsey Smith, of Warren; 19 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sheila A. Slater.

Calling is Friday, Feb. 16, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St. Montpelier. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 209 S. Spring St., Hartford City, with Rev. David J, Newton officiating. Interment will follow in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Montpelier.

Preferred memorials are to Montpelier Volunteer Fire Department, Montpelier Jamboree Committee or DAR Francis Godfrey Chapter.