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Lisa Smith service Wednesday

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Lisa Smith, age 50 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 6, 2013, after a long battle with breast cancer.

She was born February 24, 1963 in Cincinnati (Mariemont), Ohio, to Henry L. and Evelyn R. (Meisberger) Griffith, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her beloved daughters, Katherine Helene and Hannah Jean Smith, both of Chesterton, Ind., their father, Andrew D. Smith of Chesterton; brother, Thomas (Suzy) Griffith of Daytona, Fla.; sisters, Carol (Jack) Gallegos of Cincinnati, Ohio, Julie Nordstrom of Denver, Colo., Mary (David) Otis of Atlanta, Ga., Tina (Greg) Walsh of Park Ridge, Ill.; in laws, Larry and Colleen Smith of Bowling Green, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

Lisa was a member of St. Francis Episcopal Church. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1985, with a degree in Technical Writing. While attending college, she was a member of Delta Theta Tau Sorority- Alpha Rho Chapter. She worked in Ohio, New York and North Carolina before settling in Chesterton in 1992. She previously worked as the Publications assistant for the Law Review and Deanís administrative assistant at Valparaiso University School of Law. She was most recently employed in Human Resources at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City, Ind.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 237 E. 1200 N., Chesterton, Ind., with Father Thomas Kincaid officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 9, 2013 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Edmonds and Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton.

Memorial donations may be made to the family, to be used for Lisaís childrenís education or to St. Francis Episcopal Church.

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Posted 4/8/2013