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Jean M. Smith

August 3, 1937 ~ July 15, 2018 (age 80)

Jean M. Smith, 80, of Wabash, passed away at 4:48 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  

Jean was born on August 3, 1937 in Fort Wayne to the late Alton and Viola (Largent) Bauman.  She graduated from Leo High School in Leo, Indiana. Jean worked as a Homemaker and at American Stationary as a supervisor and she was a member of the First Christian Church in Peru, Indiana.

Jean loved her family and friends always putting her family's and friends' needs before her own and she loved all of them unconditionally.  

Jean is survived by one son, Jeffrey (Holly) Smith, Peru; two daughters, Linnett (Jim) Ball, Wabash and Lisa Smith, Fort Wayne; niece, Karen Madsen, California; grandchildren, Jason Vollmuth, Fort Wayne, Lorna Vollmuth, California, Michael (Nicole) Ziner, Kentucky, Stephen (Tarah) Smith, Oklahoma, Gavin (Charissa) Ball, Plymouth, Indiana, Brooke Ball, Wabash, Derek Hughes, Huntington, Caty (Jake) Slusser, Fort Wayne, Emma Winkelman, Fort Wayne and Jordan (Brianne) Smith, Peru and seven great-grandchildren.  Jean is preceded in death by daughter, Julie K. Vollmuth, one brother, and a half-sister. 

A memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Pastor Kenny Cole officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at a later date at Leo Cemetery in Leo, Indiana.

Preferred memorials are directed to the Dallas L. Winchester Senior Center, 239 Bond Street, Wabash, IN  46992 or to F.I.S.H. Food Pantry, 770 1/2 West Hill Street, Wabash, IN  46992. 

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