M. Irene Smith, 91, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at 11:05 a.m at Miller's Merry Manor.
Mrs. Smith attended Grace Elementary School and graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1940. A lifelong Whitley County resident, she was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. She was a member of Oak Grove Church of God, in Columbia City.
She was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Whitley County to Avery M. and Florence Kiser George. She married Howard G. Smith, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, DeWayne Smith, of Columbia City; three daughters, Barbara (Richard) Cartwright, of Churubusco; Karen (Roy) Sandlin, of Huntington; and Toni (Kenneth) Brewster, of Grand Mound, IA; a brother, Lester (Helena) George, of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren, Carmen Cartwright, Andy Cartwright and Troy Sandlin; two great-grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
A service was held on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, Columbia City, with pastors Stephen Johnson and Toni Brewster officiating. Burial was at Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery, Columbia city.
Memorial gifts may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.