OBITUARY

Mabel L. Smith

June 6, 1930October 8, 2020
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Mabel Louise Smith, 90, of Indianapolis passed away peacefully on October 8th, 2020. She was born on June 6, 1930 in Bedford, Indiana to Wilbur and Evelyn Turner Schloot. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1948 and with a degree in Education from DePauw University in 1952 where she was active in her sorority, Alpha Phi. She married her devoted husband of 66 years, Greg Smith, on June 26, 1953. Mabel is survived by sons Bruce (Trish) and Brian (Carla), daughter-in-law, Patty; grandchildren: Benjamin (Sara), Brendan, Eleanor, Lauren, Isaac, Luke, Monica, Frances, Meredith Fredrickson (Sean), and Madeleine Fogler (Nick); and great grandchildren, Erin, Michael, Samuel, Elijah, Rebecca, Levi, Sophia, and Eden. She is predeceased by, husband, Greg, parents, son, Brad (Patty), brother Winston (Jo), and great granddaughter, Grace.

Mabel was a devoted mother and grandmother. With three sons and (always) a male dog, she managed to keep her sense of humor while running what she called a “house full of testosterone”. She always wanted to know how all her grandchildren were doing and which one should be first on her “worry list” for traveling, moving to a new city, or just doing something different.

She was a woman of strong faith who brought her husband Greg to the Lord and managed to get all three sons to church on (most) Sundays. She was a faithful member of East 91st Street Christian Church for thirty years, then Second Presbyterian Church later in live. She loved music and had a beautiful voice that she would happily share in any setting. In church, she liked to sit near other good singers, including her sons Brad and Brian, while asking her voice-challenged husband to scoot down the pew a bit and just sing very softly.

Mabel was involved with numerous groups in Indianapolis, and especially loved her decades of involvement with the Alpha Phi alumnae group where she made many lifelong friends. She shared great times and bridge games with her “sisters”. She was a strong bridge player who took pride in her play and was always up for a game. Her husband Greg and she formed lasting friendships in their bridge club that played regularly for decades, and also in a long-standing group dubbed “The Sociables”. The family would especially like to thank Pat Sharp and Mabel’s Alpha Phi sisters for the kind support they showed her during her most challenging times.

The family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Brad Smith Arts Fund at St. Pius at 7200 Sarto Dr, Indianapolis, 46240, or to Hearts and Hope for Haiti at 419 Sugar Tree Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46260, www.hhhaiti.com.

To share a memory, please visit: www.leppertmortuary.com.

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    Saturday, October 17, 2020

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Alberta (Bert) SMITH

October 15, 2020

Mabel and I grew up in Bedford, IN and were early girlhood friends.
My grandparents lived across the street on Q st
We made contact later in life and discovered we both had married Smith boys.


















Mabel and I were girlhood friends growing up in Bedford till I moved to INdpls, then many years later we connected again when we found one another in church. We had lunch together about 8 or 10 yrs ago as we again met in church.
My Grandparents lived across the street from them on Q st.
Growing up she always bragged she was a year older than me,later when we met again I ASKED ARE YOU STILL GLAD TO BE A YEAR OLDER.

sORRY FOR YOUR LOSS!




Mary Harper

October 14, 2020

We just cannot imagine the pain all of must be feeling with the loss of Greg, Brad and now Mabel in such a short time.

Dave and I thought the world of Greg and Mabel , their Grace and compassion for others was a gift for all who knew them.
They always found an interest in everyone they talked to and for Dave , Greg provided a shoulder and fatherly advice when he needed it. Greg was a wonderful mentor to him, and Dave loved and respected him .

I (Mary) will always cherish the many dinners we shared and the "girl" time Mabel and I spent together.

May God wrap his arms of comfort around all of you.

Know that He needed all of them now for reasons only He knows.

Cherish your memories and the reunion you all will have one day....

Love to all,

David and Mary Harper


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Biography

Mabel Louise Smith, 90, of Indianapolis passed away peacefully on October 8th, 2020. She was born on June 6, 1930 in Bedford, Indiana to Wilbur and Evelyn Turner Schloot. She graduated from Bedford High School in 1948 and with a degree in Education from DePauw University in 1952 where she was active in her sorority, Alpha Phi. She married her devoted husband of 66 years, Greg Smith, on June 26, 1953.

Mabel is survived by sons Bruce (Trish) and Brian (Carla), daughter-in-law, Patty; grandchildren: Benjamin (Sara), Brendan, Eleanor, Lauren, Isaac, Luke, Monica, Frances, Meredith Fredrickson (Sean), and Madeleine Fogler (Nick); and great grandchildren, Erin, Michael, Samuel, Elijah, Rebecca, Levi, Sophia, and Eden. She is predeceased by, husband, Greg, parents, son, Brad (Patty), brother Winston (Jo), and great granddaughter, Grace.

Mabel was a devoted mother and grandmother. With three sons and (always) a male dog, she managed to keep her sense of humor while running what she called a “house full of testosterone”. She always wanted to know how all her grandchildren were doing and which one should be first on her “worry list” for traveling, moving to a new city, or just doing something different.

She was a woman of strong faith who brought her husband Greg to the Lord and managed to get all three sons to church on (most) Sundays. She was a faithful member of East 91st Street Christian Church for thirty years, then Second Presbyterian Church later in live. She loved music and had a beautiful voice that she would happily share in any setting. In church, she liked to sit near other good singers, including her sons Brad and Brian, while asking her voice-challenged husband to scoot down the pew a bit and just sing very softly.

Mabel was involved with numerous groups in Indianapolis, and especially loved her decades of involvement with the Alpha Phi alumnae group where she made many lifelong friends. She shared great times and bridge games with her “sisters”. She was a strong bridge player who took pride in her play and was always up for a game. Her husband Greg and she formed lasting friendships in their bridge club that played regularly for decades, and also in a long-standing group dubbed “The Sociables”.

The family would especially like to thank Pat Sharp and Mabel’s Alpha Phi sisters for the kind support they showed her during her most challenging times.

The family will hold a private memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Brad Smith Arts Fund at St. Pius at 7200 Sarto Dr, Indianapolis, 46240, or to Hearts and Hope for Haiti at 419 Sugar Tree Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46260, www.hhhaiti.com.

To share a memory, please visit: www.leppertmortuary.com.

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