Elizabeth M Smith
November 24, 1921 – November 19, 2020
Elizabeth (Betty) M. Smith, 98, passed away Thursday November 19, 2020 at Riverwalk Village and Retirement Home in Noblesville, Indiana. She was born November 24, 1921 in Hill City, Kansas to the late William E. Rollins and Viola B. Egbert. She graduated from Hill City High School in 1940 and married Paul D. Swift in 1941. After birth of two sons and Paul’s accidental death in 1947, she married Aaron “Bud” Smith in 1952 and the family moved to Indiana in 1956. Elizabeth worked for the Fort Wayne Community Schools Employee Federal Credit Union and then became the manager of the Eckrich Employees Federal Credit Union. She retired in 1985.
She was an active member of the Cedar Creek Church of Christ. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, and crochet. She was a long time member of the Settler’s Club of Fort Wayne and the Home Extension. After she and Bud retired, they traveled extensively in all 50 US states, and multiple countries abroad.
She is survived by her children, Roger (Melanie) Swift of Noblesville, IN; Beverly Friedman of Silver Spring, MD; Marjorie (Dale) McCaskey of Fultondale, AL, 12 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Aaron Smith in 2007, son Lowell (Gene) Swift Sr. in 2005, a grandson, Lowell Swift Jr. in 1987; brothers: Everett, Richard and Adrian Egbert; sisters, Donna Bayne, and Edith DeArmond; and son in law Ralph Friedman.
A private graveside service will be held, with the burial taking place in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com. -->
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Elizabeth M Smith
November 25, 2020
Marjorie, Bev, and families - Betty (and Bud too) were special friends in our lives at North Highlands and Cedar Creek churches. I lost track of Betty when her Christmas card was returned a couple years ago. They were very instrumental in getting us to attend Senior Saints at Johnson Bible College. We loved going and we attended together many years - we still attend (virtue only this year). They were very special people and such an encouragement to others. Our prayers are with you at the loss of your mother. Wish we could pay respects in person but know the private service is best at this time.
Nancy and Cliff Campbell