Marjorie A. Lance-Smith, 80

Marjorie A. Lance-Smith, age 80, of Huntington, died at 5:34 a.m. Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Heritage of Huntington.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington.

Marj was born on Oct. 13, 1935, in Logansport, the daughter John Bunnell and Mildred (Swoverland) Thomas. She graduated from Logansport High School in 1953 and married Donald E. Lance on August 1, 1954 in Logansport. Marj retired as co-owner of Lance’s Super Value Inc. in 1991 and married Robert E. Smith on May 15, 1991, in Marion. She was an avid bridge player and loved to travel.
She is survived by three sons – Dan J. (Jennifer) Lance of Fort Wayne, Dennis W. Lance of Roann, and Douglas E. (Debra) Lance of Marion; her ex-husband – Donald E. Lance of Warsaw; two sisters – Sue Vore of Camden and Marlene Bilek of Lafayette; a brother – Chuck Thomas of Flora; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert E. Smith, and brother, Robert Thomas.

Please sign the online guestbook at Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Marjorie A. Lance-Smith.


Posted on 2016 Sep 06