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Loisdene Smith dies at age 84

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Loisdene T. Smith, age 84 of Foley, Alabama, formerly of Chesterton, Ind., passed away Monday, December 3, 2012 at her home.

She was born January 23, 1928, in Detroit, Michigan, to Clyde J. and Minnie Lee Utterback Towery, both of whom preceded her in death.

On September 23, 1952, in Hagerstown, Maryland, she married her childhood friend William C. Smith, who survives in Foley, Alabama.

Lois is also survived by her sons Randall C. (Susan) Smith of Valparaiso, Ind., Ralph D. (Cheryl) Smith, of Jamestown, New York, Owen V. (Vicki) Smith of Chesterton, daughter-in-law Sally Snyder of Kittanning, Pennsylvania, her grandchildren Kerri, Ryan, Matthew, Charles, Clayton, Allison and Cameron, and six great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents Lois was preceded in death by her son Richard L. Smith, grandson Jimmy Smith and brother Clyde D. Towery.

She worked for Faircraft Engineering and Manley Brothers as a secretary. Lois was secretary to the Superintendent of the Locks Division in the Panama Canal Zone. She grew up in Panama where she met her childhood friend and future husband.

Graveside services will be at the Chesterton Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be given in Loisí name to her family, they will determine the organization at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton, Ind. For more information call 219-926-1309.



Posted 12/17/2012