Grace E. Smith, 91, of North Manchester, Ind., passed away at 7:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Timbercrest Healthcare Center, North Manchester.
She was born July 27, 1921, to William and Elizabeth (Foutz) Deaton in Preble County, Ohio. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1938 and attended Bethany Bible School and Manchester College. On May 5, 1945, she married Fred W. Smith. He preceded her in death.
Grace was a homemaker. She was a member of Gratis Church of the Brethren, Gratis, Ohio, and attended Manchester Church of the Brethren, North Manchester.
She is survived by four sons: David (Barb) Smith, Las Vegas Nev.; Lyle (YuLing) Smith, Qingdao, China; Kenneth (Robin) Smith, Ellendale, N.D.; Neil (Anna) Bergstrom, Denver Colo.; three daughters: Marilyn (Alan) Kieffaber, North Manchester; Lorita (Bob) Janas, Lino Lakes, Minn.; and Lucinda (Perry) Lawson, Denver, Colo.; one sister: Martha (Frank) Mason, Shelby County, Mo.; sixteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and one grandson.
A graveside service at Cedaredge Cemetery, Cedaredge, Colo., will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Grace E. Smith, memorial contributions may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, P.O. Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962.