Laura Jane (Simpson) Smith, 93, of Zionsville, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.. She was born on Nov. 20, 1920, in Mackinaw, Illinois, the daughter of Leslie and Della (Ammerman) Simpson. She was united in marriage to Otis B. “Smitty” Smith Jr. on Oct. 22, 1944, in Chicago, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1985. Laura was a member of the Zionsville Fellowship Church.. Survivors include a daughter, Leslie Jane (Dennis) Kern of Huntington; a brother, Jack (Helen) Simpson of Champaign, Illinois; a granddaughter, Lori (Thomas) Mills of Huntington; three great-grandchildren, Katherine Mills of Huntington, Jacob Mills of Huntington, and Ellie Kern of Indianapolis; two great-great-grandchildren, Harrison Mills and Willa Mills; four nephews, Herb Simpson, Steven Simpson, Scott Simpson and Paul Simpson; and three nieces, Su-Lynda Pree, Cindee Beth Simpson and Valerie Boyes.. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Howard Simpson and Olin C. Simpson; and a grandson, Timothy Kern.. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, at the College Park Church, 1945 College Ave., Huntington, Indiana, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the church. Pastor Bob Ash will officiate. Interment will be at the Mackinaw Cemetery in Mackinaw, Illinois.. Memorial donations may be made out to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.. Arrangements were entrusted to Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel. To sign Mrs. Smith’s online guest registry, visit www.myersfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  July 30, 2014