Kathleen J. Smith
August 12, 1958 – October 15, 2018
Kathleen Jeannine Smith passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Meadows Manor North. Born Aug. 12, 1958, in Terre Haute to Harry E. Smith and Velma Blanche Fulk Smith. Graveside services are at Highland Lawn Cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.
- Graveside Service Thursday, October 18, 2018
Kathleen J. Smith
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October 19, 2018
I remember Kathy from when I was just a little girl. I remember sharing room with her when we all lived with Grandma, and staying up late to play cards and watch scary movies . She introduced me to American Bandstand, and we watched 5-year-old Michael Jackson perform with the Jackson 5. She was a trip and will be missed. Rest In Peace Kathleen Jeannine J Moose.
October 17, 2018
Gosh, it is disheartening to see an obituary for Kathy that apparently was written by someone who never took a moment to get to know her. She was so much more than the just the day she was born & the day she died. There is 60 years of living between those two dates that is forgotten.
Kathy was wonky, she was in her own world at times, but one thing about her that was endearing was her love for her family. She loved everyone & would get so excited when people would come to visit. While her mom was still living she would happily join conversations interjecting her own thoughts & memories. She was not they type of person to hold back what was on her mind whether you liked it or not. Have you gained a few pounds? Was your hair looking a little grayer? Yep, she told you those little things she noticed. It wasn't that she was rude or trying to belittle you, she just did not have that filter. Grandma Smith would apologize for her but in Kathy's mind she was just making conversation. Once you understood that this was part of her personality, it was easier to have conversations with her.
People often said she could not function as an adult, but she had you all fooled. She was much smarter than many gave her credit for & used everyone's "sympathy" for her condition to her full advantage. I would sit back & watch the game she played with a twinkle in her eye.
After her "Mommy" passed, she lived contently with her brother, Skip. She adored him and yes, they had their own little squabbles (mainly about her diet) but she thought the sun set in his bum. She loved visits from the children & adored her nieces and nephews.
She loved walking around Hulman Links to get her exercise & loved her pop but those were taken away from her when Skip passed away. She was so lonely & loneliness consumed her & took that twinkle from her eyes. She will be missed & deserved more than 3 lines to describe her life & what she meant to us.
RIP Aunt Kathy