Margaret A. Smith


Margaret A. Smith, 93, of Jasper, formerly of Loogootee, passed away, Sunday, May 10, 2015 at Brookside Village in Jasper.


She was born September 9, 1921 in Bramble to the late Charles and Mary Ellen (O’Maley) Strange. She married Hugh F. Smith on October 19, 1945.


Margaret is survived by daughters, Marsha (Ken) Sternberg of Jasper and Lynn Smith of Loogootee; son, Steve (Cheryl) Smith of Martinsville; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; sisters, Miriam Miles of Danville, IL., Rozella McAtee of Loogootee and Connie (Pete) Hillenbrand of Evansville.


She was preceded in death by her sons, Charles Owen Smith and Michael E. (Mick) Smith; parents, Charles and Mary Ellen (O’Maley) Strange; sisters, Marcella Jones, Lucy O’Connor and twins, Mary and Martha Strange; brothers, Gilbert, Charles, Mike and Larry Strange.


Margaret was the Treasurer and Recorder of Martin County for a total of 12 years. She also was employed at Crane in comptroller/payroll division. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Margaret was a Gold Star Mother. She lost her son, Michael E. (Mick) Smith while in Vietnam.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, officiated by Very Rev. J. Kenneth Walker. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.


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