Smith, age 54 of Chesterton, IN, passed away on December 29, 2018.
She was born on
March 19, 1964, in Des Plaines, IL to EuGene and Joann Kalina, both of whom
preceded her in death.
On September 12,
1987, in Chesterton, IN, she married Dwayne Smith, who survives in
She is also
survived by her loving children, Shane (Britney) Smith of Valparaiso, IN and
Kalina (Bradley) Carlson of Chesterton, IN; her adoring grandsons, Oliver
and Owen; her brothers: Steve (Sofia) Kalina of Elgin, IL, George (Cindy)
Kalina of Lake Villa, IL, and David Kalina of Wisconsin; and by her many
nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her in-laws, Donalyn Smith of
Portage, IN and Pamela (John) Vollmer of Osgood, IL.
Gennelle was a
life-long member of the Wesleyan Church in Chesterton, now known at The
River Church. She was a co-owner and beautician at Hairís the Thing salon in
Chesterton. She was also a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Chamber of
Commerce, and of her Bunco Barbie Club.
A Memorial Service
will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019, at 11 a.m., at The River Church, 75
E 1100 N, Chesterton, IN 46304, with Pastor Allen Wright and Pastor Mike
The family will
receive friends for a Memorial Visitation on Thursday, January 3, 2019, from
2 p.m. until 8 p.m., at The River Church.
may be given to the P.E.O. Sisterhood: