Sharen Mae Smith,
69, of Chesterton, IN, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, January 4,
2019, at VNA Hospice Homecare, Valparaiso, IN.
She was born
January 19, 1949, in LaPorte, to Robert Hill and Charlotte Emma (Hood)
Smith, both preceded her in death.
Sharen was a lab
technician for ten years. She also worked at McGill Manufacturing, Inc.,
Valparaiso, where she retired after 30 years of service. Sharen enjoyed
hunting, fishing, traveling and passing on knowledge to the next
generations, even if said knowledge fell on deaf ears at the time.
Reflection seemed to show she was right most of the time. To her, family was
the most important thing.
Sharen is survived
by her son, Robert Todd Smith; one brother, Robert Hill (Susan) Smith III;
three sisters, Karen (Dan) Massey, Martha M. (Ken) Heyse and Dora L. Smith;
six nephews; five nieces; twelve great nieces; six great-nephews; and five
great-great-nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in
death were her parents; and one brother, Carl John (Ardis) Kleekner.
A Celebration of
Life Gathering will be held from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2019, at
Eagles Lodge, 805 Elm St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383. Lakeview Funeral Home and
Crematory (219) 362-3100 is caring for the arrangements.
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In lieu of flowers
please direct memorial contributions to Robert Todd Smith.