Eleonore K. Smith, 87

Eleonore K. Smith, 87, of Wabash, passed away at 5:48 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at her residence. 

She was born on Feb. 18, 1934, in Schweinfurt, Germany, to the late Johanne Mueller and Frieda V. Schaefer.

Eleonore married Forest E. Smith on June 11, 1967; he passed away on Feb. 22, 2014.  She worked at GenCorp for 15 years.  Eleonore was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash and the Post 286 VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Wabash.

Eleonore is survived by two sons, Fred J. (Rose) Smith, of LaFontaine and Gerald Smith, of Wabash; a daughter, Kristl (Charles) Andrews, of Wabash; stepson, James E. (Jill) Smith, of Wabash; two brothers, Gerd (Karen) Mueller and Eduard (Rosie) Mueller, both of Wabash; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Saunders, a great-grandchild, Luke Schneider and three brothers. 

An Oma Celebration will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at 1727 N 300 E., Lagro.

Preferred memorials are to St. Bernard Catholic Church, 191 North Cass Street, Wabash, IN 46992.
McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana, 46992, have been trusted with Eleonore K. Smith’s final arrangements.

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Posted on 2021 Oct 05