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300 South Morton Street ( U.S. 31)
Franklin, IN 46131
Phone: 317-738-0202
Fax: 317-736-0210
Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith (Mitchell)

Friday, September 27th, 1935 - Monday, March 25th, 2019
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Kathleen (Mitchell) Smith, 83, of Franklin, IN, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born September 27, 1935 in Trafalgar, IN to Thomas Benjamin Mitchell and Bertha Lucille (Calvert) Mitchell. She married Merrill W. Smith on March 29, 1955 at the Trafalgar Christian Church, he survives. She was a 1953 graduate of Trafalgar High School and attended Franklin College.
Kathleen had been a teacher’s aide at Hopewell Elementary School and worked alongside her husband farming, assisting in the many responsibilities of a faithful farmer’s wife. She was a member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Franklin, IN as well as the Trafalgar Order of the Eastern Star, where she was past Matron of Honor. In addition, she was a member of the Chat & Do Home Economic Club. She was very involved in Johnson County 4-H, including being a member of the Johnson County 4-H Marimba Band at 10 years of age, and entering many projects as a member of 4-H and later in life in the open classes at the Johnson County Fair. She enjoyed hardanger embroidery, needle point and spending time with her family in Indiana, Tractor Pull Friends, and friends and community in Florida.
Survivors include her husband Merrill W. Smith of Franklin, IN; three sons Terry W. Smith (Jean) of Columbia City, IN, Duane D. Smith (Sherrell) of Noblesville, IN, and Scott A. Smith (Linda) of Franklin, IN; grandchildren Rachel Puls (Dan) of Indianapolis, IN, Stephanie Reed (Chad) of Louisville, KY, Mitchell Smith of Columbia City, IN, Aaron Smith (Bronwen) Smith of Noblesville, IN, Adrienne Noel (Alex) of Noblesville, IN, Chad Smith of Franklin, IN, and Nicole Smith of Southport, IN; great-grandchildren Reese Puls, Delaney Puls, Zoe Noel, and Hailee Robbins; two brothers Keith C. Mitchell (Joanne) of Columbus, IN and Thomas D. Mitchell (Margaret) of Trafalgar, IN; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Pastor Brandon Jolley will conduct a service on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin, IN. Friends may call Sunday, March 31 from 2PM till 6PM at the mortuary. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 548 West 100 North, Franklin, IN, 46131. A special thanks to Main Street Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Information at 317-738-0202.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, March 31st, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31)
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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  • Service

    Monday, April 1st, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday, April 1st, 2019 10:30am
    Swartz Family Community Mortuary And Memorial Center
    300 S. Morton Street (U.S.31))
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Brandon Jolley
  • Interment

    Greenlawn Cemetery
    100 W. South Street
    FRANKLIN, IN 46131
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Sara Hensley

Posted at 08:42pm
To all of Kathleens family ....... I was very sorry to hear of her passing... We had some great times together at Home Ec club and just being good neighbors and friends.....Prayers to you all, Sara Hensley

Eva Poe

Posted at 09:55am
To all of Kathleen's family,
We send our condolences on your loss. When we think of Kathleen we think of times when she lived in the Hopewell Community and we would see her here, and for a long time a near neighbor. Peace and Blessings. Dan & Eva Poe

Bill Legan

Posted at 09:49am
I wish to convey my condolences to the Smith family on the loss of a loved one. When I lived in the Franklin area I was acquainted with the Smith family. I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you at this time.
God Bless,
Bill Legan

Brenda Wilkerson

Posted at 07:56am
I was saddened by the news of Kathleen’s passing. Please know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Barbara Wilkerson

Paul and Valerie Vessely

Posted at 07:50pm
With sympathy and love from the Vessely/Fisher families
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