September 7, 2013

Francys 'Fran' Marie Smith


---- — Francys “Fran” Marie Smith, 86, Logansport, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Logansport.

Born April 15, 1927, in Cass County, she was the daughter of the late Leone and Isabel (Yeager) Cotner. On April 17, 1948, in Logansport, she married George E. Smith, who preceded her in death Jan. 12, 2004.

Fran retired in 1982 after 24 years at General Tire Company. She was a volunteer for many years at Logansport Memorial Hospital. She was an avid shopper with her gal pal, Christina Bailey Smith, and could easily carry a conversation with anyone. Fran was a member of Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church since she was 17. She also cherished her two miniature dachshunds, Daisy and Lukey.

Surviving are two daughters, Susan Davis and Nancy Viney; son, Tom (Betty) Smith; sister-in-law, Betty Cotner, all of Logansport; four grandchildren, Robert Hinkle of Las Vegas, Nev., Ben Smith of Mount Vernon, Brandon (Lori) Davis of Oswego, Ill. and Amy Zeider of Logansport; and four great-grandchildren, Laney Smith, Carter Davis, Allen Sheron and Rigley Sheron.

She was preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters; two great-grandsons, Chase Smith and Holden Fife; and one granddaughter, Sarah Ross.

A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Carolyn DeWitt officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Wheatland Avenue United Methodist Church.

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