Betty J. Smith, 85, Fort Wayne, formerly of Leesburg, passed away at 1:05 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. She was born on April 6, 1932, in Mount Sterling, Ky. to Emmons and Ollie Belle (Ensor) McVey.
She attended Mapleton Public Schools in Mount Sterling, Ky. and on July 11, 1975, in Pierceton, she married Paul Smith who preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2012. She moved to the Leesburg area in 1982 from Marion, before moving to Fort Wayne in 2013. She formerly worked at Allied Paper Factory in Marion for 20+ years and Stacy’s Sports Inn in Leesburg for 27 years.
She was a member of the Church of God & American Legion Auxiliary Post 253 both in North Webster.
She is survived by her daughter, Paula (Kim) Martin, Wabash; three grandchildren: Amy (Tim) Kuhn, Leesburg; Kelley Miller, Syracuse; Amanda (Justin) Younce, Wabash; six great grandchildren; sister, Nancy Davis, Mount Sterling, Ky.; brother, Joe (Judy) McVey, Mount Sterling, Ky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Donna Kern; sister, Lela Nichols; two brothers: Floyd and William McVey
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, at Owen Family Funeral Home, St. Rd. 13 & C.R. 500N, North Webster. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 15, in the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Boyer officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Gardens of Memory, 11201 S Marion Rd 35, Marion, IN 46952.
Memorial bequest may be given to Bethlehem Woods Nursing Home Alzheimer’s Unit, 4430 Elsdale Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46835. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. To send condolences to the family, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com