Iris M. Smith, 94

Iris M. Smith, 94, of Macy, passed away at 11:23 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at her home.
was born in Peru on Sept. 22, 1928, the daughter of Frederick “Fritz” and Ruby (Anderson) Schmidt. Iris married Charles L. “Roy” Smith on Oct. 27, 1950, and he preceded her on Jan. 22, 2009.
Iris was a 1946 graduate of Peru High School and a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church. After marrying her sweetheart, Roy, she participated as a farm wife helping with the many tasks around the family farm. When she wasn’t working hard at farm life, she enjoyed relaxing with a good book and watching basketball.
A service celebrating the life of Iris M. Smith was held Monday, March 20, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 181 W. Main St., Peru, with Pastor Kenneth Greenwald officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.  A gathering of family and friends was on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Iris is survived by her son Charles Craig Smith and his wife, Donna, of Macy; daughter Cathy Jo Hileman and family of Mexico; grandsons Matthew Minthorn and his wife, Annette, of Columbia City, and Aaron Charles Smith of Warsaw; and great-granddaughters Greta Minthorn and Reese Minthorn. Iris also had may nieces and nephews that were special to her.
In addition to her husband Charles “Roy” Smith, she was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mary Whitaker, Dorothy Eldridge, and Donnabell Parrett.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the assistance of Dr. Michael Mull and the entire care team with Adoration Hospice, Kokomo.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at  or on Facebook at Eddy Funeral Homes, Inc.

Posted on 2023 Mar 21