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Mary "Maxine" Smith

1925 - 2021


Mary Maxine Smith, 95, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, April 18, 2021 at Greenleaf Health Campus. Mary was born on December 3, 1925 to the late Merle F. and Mary (Silveous) Kimes.

She married her true love Billy “Bill” Smith on September 3, 1948. Bill survives, as well as a son Gary L. (Sue) Smith, Bristol and her daughter Nancy Ann Smith of Elkhart. Mary has two granddaughters Buffy Lutzke and Suzy Bennett, both of Plainfield.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by 5 sisters, Thelma Clayton, Helen Troup, Susie Olinger, Virginia Fore, Leone Buhler and 2 brothers Ralph and Jack Kimes.

Mary was a loving homemaker, enjoying gardening, growing flowers and experiencing all life has to offer.

Cremation was chosen under the care of Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart.

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Carleen and Doug Sigsbee

April 22, 2021 3:39 PM

We are sorry for your loss.  I have fond memories of spending time with Maxine when Carolyn and I were little girls.  She made us feel so special and we loved to visit her at her cute house.  We did so enjoy the few times we were able to visit when we were in Indiana.  She is lovingly remembered and we send our condolences to Bill, Gary, Nancy, and the entire family.  

Gary Olinger

April 20, 2021 7:14 PM

We are so sorry for the loss of Maxine.  Prayers for Bill and family.
Gary and Gail Olinger 
Susie Olinger was Gary's grandmother.

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