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Obituary: Irene W. Smith, Seymour


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Irene W. Smith, age 78, of Seymour, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Monday, January 7, 2013, at Schneck Medical Center. Born December 30, 1933, in California, she was the daughter of Frank and Laurene (Adams) Brower. In 1954, at Reno, Nev., Irene married Harley Hill Jr. He preceded her in death in 1987. On September 27, 2003, she married Randolph “Smitty” Smith in Seymour.

Retired, Irene worked for the phone company as an operator and also in the office. She had been a member of Seymour First Church of the Nazarene where she was active in the Fellowship Sunday School Class, Prime Timers group and served the church as a counter. Irene loved to play cards and especially loved to go shopping.

Survivors include her husband, Smitty; four daughters, Rhonda (Jerry) Sutherland of Seymour, Patty (Mike) Cockerham of Seymour, Sherry (Clarence) Dowling of Paris Crossing, and Cindy (James) Campbell of Memphis, IN.; two sons, Thomas (Peggy) Hill of Scottsburg and Randolph (Mary) Smith III of Seymour; and 10 grandchildren, Chadd (Amy) Sutherland, Matt (Tara) Sutherland, Thomas (Angela) Hill Jr., Kelsey Hill, R.J. (Kelly) Smith, Adam Smith, B.J. (Amy) Cockerham, Chad (Renae) Cockerham, Dustin (Mary) Dowling and Shawn Israel. Irene was also blessed with 13 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Ralph (Jeanne) Brower, John (Wanda) Brower and Fred Brower; and one sister, Pat Murphy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Harley, and a brother, Frank Brower.

Pastor Garrett Mills will conduct funeral services at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 11, at Seymour First Church of the Nazarene at 311 Myers Street in Seymour. Visitation will be Thursday at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. until service time Friday. Burial will follow services at Riverview Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Schneck Medical Center.

Woodlawn Family Funeral Centre is handling the service.

To leave a personal message to the family, visit www.WoodlawnFamilyFuneral.com.

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