OBITUARY

Mary Ellen Smith

June 21, 1927January 3, 2019
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Mary Ellen Smith, 91, went peacefully to be with the Lord Jesus on Thursday, January 3, 2019. She is a beloved member of the Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee and was a faithful member of Beechland Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Mary retired after 40 years of service in patient resources from Woodhaven Medical Center and St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Preceded in death by her parents, Everett Bryant Cromer and Nellie Purkhiser Cromer; husband of 46 years, Jack Board Smith; sisters, Edith Loyd, Olive Loyd, Lucy Jones, Betty Roberts; brother, John S. Cromer; and her loving nieces and nephews and their families. Survived by daughter, Paulette Smith Cromer Deeringer and son-in-law Dennie; son, Dale La Roy Smith II; grandchildren, Pollie Ellen Deeringer, Dale La Roy Smith III and wife Keely, Emma Laura Smith; and great-grandson, Lochlan Rhys Smith. The family will receive friends on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Temple Baptist Church in Powell, Tennessee, in the Curtis Hutson Center Chapel. A Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 PM. Ministers James Zenker and Roger Hilliard will officiate the service. Burial will take place after a 2:00 PM Graveside Service on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Salem, Indiana.

Services

  • Receiving of Friends Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, January 7, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mary Ellen Smith

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Joyce Wolfe

January 7, 2019

Many memories come to mind of Mary. The one that is lasting is the smile and laugh she shared with everyone. I knew Mary from Beechland Baptist Church and her dedication to God. Paulette and Dale I know you have been Blessed to have Mary as your Mother. She loved you unconditionally.

Kelly Cromer

January 7, 2019

Gary Cromer

January 7, 2019

Marie Pett

January 7, 2019

Gary Cromer

January 7, 2019

The early morning talks we had about our family and how God was so good to us. Both of us looking forward to the day we would see Jesus face to face. How glorious to know Mary is now enjoying what we hope for and earnestly await.
Will miss you Aunt Mary for only a short time. Until that day thank you.

Patrick Sumner

January 6, 2019

I didn't count the number of photos included with your mother/mother-in-law's tribute but it is obvious you'll have quite a few memories to ease your loss. Having lost my Mom in 2018, the loss is real but I have noticed that there are many more moments when you catch yourself laughing at some of the crazy things that happened or the dumb things you may have done. There will be tears for sure but they can't wash away those countless hours of fun & pleasure. One thing I noticed: there must be a story behind those pictures of eating peaches; at least they looked like peaches! I wish you peace while you adjust to your loss, Patrick.

Pat Holland

January 6, 2019

I was honored to work with Mary at Woodhaven Medical Services for 7-8 years.Mary was always patient and understanding. She had a lot of responsibility yet I remember her always being kind and helpful. She was one of those persons who unknowingly taught me how to deal with others in a positive and helpful manner. I will always be grateful to her.
Please accept my sympathy as you cherish the happy memories.
Pat Holland

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