Wilma Smith, 86

Wilma L. Smith, 86, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Wabash, died at 8:08 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at her home in Fort Wayne. 

She was born April 10, 1932, in Miami County, to Walter E. and Ola Fern (Nead) Stout.

Wilma was a 1950 graduate of Chippewa High School. She married Richard A. Smith in Waltz Township in Wabash County on June 18, 1950; he died March 16, 2011. Wilma was a member of the Jalapa Chapel Church until moving to Fort Wayne when she began attending the Roanoke Baptist Services at Covington Commons. 

She is survived by two sons, Ronald W. (Jane) Smith of Hansville, Wash., and Steven A. (Jennifer) Smith of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, Kyle Smith of Fishers, and Jessica (Jeremy) Clugston of Fort Wayne; four great-grandchildren, Parker, Corbin, and Deacon Clugston, all of Fort Wayne, and Addisyn Leigh Smith, of Fishers; and her sister, Orpha Moyer of Wabash. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and six brothers, Owen, Walter, Paul, Raymond, Chelsia, and Estel Stout.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor James Schroeder officiating. Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12:30 - 2 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Jalapa Chapel.

The memorial guest book for Wilma may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jan 30