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Joan C. Smith service set

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Joan C. Smith, 77, of Valparaiso, passed peacefully away Monday, June 21, 2010 at the VNA Horton Hospice Center. She was 77.

Born October 14, 1932 in Aurora, Ind., she was the daughter of Ervin and Mattie V. (Cummins) Morehead. Joan had worked as a nurse at the Porter County Home and was also employed at Indiana General as a timekeeper. She was an active faithful member of the New Life Wesleyan Church and its Women’s Bible Study in Chesterton.

Survivors include children Pamela (husband John) Vollmer of Osgood, Ind., Donalyn Smith of Chesterton, and Dwayne (wife Gennelle) Smith of Chesterton; seven grandchildren Kerri, Angie, Tiffany, Ashley, Courtney, Shane and Kalina; four great-grandchildren Ryan, Carter, Jacob and Kingston; and many loving nieces, aunts, friends and dear friend Diane Groves.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Raymond Morehead.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at New Life Wesleyan Church, 75 E. 1100 N., Chesterton, with Pastor Allen Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of Porter County or New Life Wesleyan Church.


Posted 6/23/2010