Doris E. Smitley

Doris E. Smitley, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Smitley graduated in 1946 from Huntington High School. She helped run the family business, Professional Janitorial Service and Safeguard Services. She was a foster parent for 18 years to numerous Huntington children. She was a member of the Huntington First Church of the Nazarene and most recently attended the St. John Family Worship Center in Vera Cruz.

She was born July 5, 1928, in Huntington to Hillis and Lula Grossman Bailey. She married F. Dale Smitley on Nov. 24, 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1983.

Survivors include four daughters, Cheryl Collins, Jan (Jerry) Williams and Misty (Brian) Murray, all of Huntington, and Cindy (Nick) Neal, of Andrews; a son, Russell (Sabine) Smitley, of St. Augustine, FL; a brother, James (Barb) Bailey, of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Barnhardt.

Calling is Friday, May 18, 2018, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with calling one hour prior. Don Rentschler will officiate. Entombment will be in Gardens of Memory in Huntington County.

Memorials are to Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County or Parkview Hospice, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary.
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