Mollie A. Smith


Mollie A. Smith, 60, of Columbus, passed from this life at 3:25 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at her home.

Mollie was born August 12, 1956, in Hyden, Kentucky, the daughter of Charles and Pauline Morgan North. She married Michael Lee Smith February 14, 1972. He preceded her in death April 18, 2004.

Mollie, a licensed practical nurse, had worked at Bartholomew County Hospital, had been Director of Nursing at Miller’s Merry Manor in Hope and later worked at Columbus Convalescent Center. Mollie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour. She loved her church, her grandkids and her dogs. She enjoyed playing bingo, dancing and fishing.

Mollie is survived by her father, Charles North of Oklahoma; her fiance, Glenn Barkes of Columbus; daughters, Paula Moore of Columbus, Sarah Foist and her husband, Shannon, of Crothersville, and Tasha Smith and her fiance, Dave Connor, of Hayden; sisters, Gayla North of Columbus and Lucy Gail Wilkerson of Columbus; a brother, Eddie Cottrel and his companion, Star Robinson, of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mollie was preceded in death her mother, Pauline North; her husband, Michael; and a sister, Norma Sneed.

The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with Pastor Philip Bloch officiating.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help defray expenses or to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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