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Chapel Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8178 Cline Avenue, Crown Point, IN

OBITUARY

Shirley Rae Smith

October 30, 1935August 11, 2019

Shirley Rae Smith age 83, peacefully passed away on August 11, 2019 after years of suffering with Alzheimer’s. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Donnie Smith; son, Tim (Pam) Smith; granddaughters, Jill (Johnny) Kim, Jessica (fiancé Matt Semchuck) Smith and Jordan Smith. Also survived by her brother, Larry Jennings and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father and mother, Chester and Delena Jennings and sister in law, Diane Jennings. Shirley was a long-time resident of Whiting before moving to Crown Point. She was a lover of music, art, and dancing. Shirley was a member of Lake Hills Baptist Church in Schererville. Shirley was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother and grandmother and will truly be missed by all whose lives she touched. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Lake Hills Baptist Church 9209 W. 85th Avenue Schererville, IN with Pastor Philip Humber officiating. Interment to follow at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Crown Point, IN. Friends are invited to meet with the family on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 PM at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home (8178 Cline Avenue Crown Point, IN ) and on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lake Hills Baptist building fund. Online condolences may be left at chapellawnfunerals.com

  • FAMILY

  • Shirley Rae Smith age 83, peacefully passed away on August 11, 2019 after years of suffering with Alzheimer’s. Survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Donnie Smith; son, Tim (Pam) Smith; granddaughters, Jill (Johnny) Kim, Jessica (fiancé Matt Semchuck) Smith and Jordan Smith. Also survived by her brother, Larry Jennings and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
    Preceded in death by her father and mother, Chester and Delena Jennings and sister in law, Diane Jennings.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019

Memories

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Alice Baxley St Clair

August 14, 2019

Dear Mr. Smith and Tim,
Very sorry to hear of your loss. Mom suffered with the same cruel disease that steals their mind away before their body. I will always remember what a good friend she was to my mother. I miss those simple times in Whiting. One time Shirley came in with a new coat with fur and laid it down. When she came back my Siamese cat was surrounded with fur she’d snatched off. Shirley just laughed. I will always remember her smiling. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. In Christian love and hope of heaven, Alice Baxley St Clair

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY