Rachel V. Smith


Rachel Victoria Smith, 31, of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, formerly of Columbus, died Friday, September 18, 2015, at her home.

Rachel was born October 26, 1983, in Columbus. She was a 2002 graduate of Columbus East High School and a graduate of DePauw University. She was employed at ORBIS Corporation and was active in the C.A.T. program (Community Action Team) with her work.

Rachel and her dog, Simba, were a certified therapy team, going to visit at nursing homes. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star in Louisville, Kentucky, and was an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan.

The funeral will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th Street, with Pastor Virgil Clotfelter officiating. Calling will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Steve Wayne (Pam) Smith and Kimberly (Bob) Bennett, both of Columbus; brothers, Noah Smith of Columbus, Nicolas Smith of Tacoma, Washington, Nathan Bennett of Dallas, Texas, and Nicholas Bennett of Columbus; and her grandfather, Don Law of Indianapolis.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Carol Joan Law, Estil Smith, Mildred Smith, and Richard Smith.

Memorial contributions in memory of Rachel may be made to Bartholomew County Humane Society, 4110 E. County Road 200S, Columbus, IN 47201, or through the funeral home.

You are invited to view her video tribute, light a virtual candle and send a message to Rachel’s family via the Internet.