Merlene Smith, 101, died on Friday, May 26, 2017 at her home in Angola, Indiana.
She was a secretary at Hudson Motor Car Company.
She was a member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, Angola Elks Auxiliary and the Angola Moose Lodge Auxiliary.
Merlene was born January 7, 1916 in Paoli, Indiana to Loyd and Mabel (Keeth) Stephenson. She married Ward Hampton Smith on December 24, 1940.
Surviving is her son, Stephen (Anita) Smith of Muncie, Indiana and daughter, Sherry Nidlinger of Fort Wayne, Indiana; six grandchildren, Brian Smith, Bradley (Erica) Smith, Teresa (Joseph) Moss, Brett (Carol) Nidlinger, Jeffrey Nidlinger and Jon (Becca) Nidlinger and 9 great-grandchildren, Ian Moss, Isaac Moss, Caden Moss, Gaius Smith, Gladys Smith, Tyler McKeever, Matthew Nidlinger, Ella Nidlinger and Camden Nidlinger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ward Hampton Smith on March 30, 1993; two brothers, Arthur Stephenson and Cletus Stephenson and four sisters, Alice Patton, Louise Patton, Valerie Jones and Vivian Stephenson.
Memorial Services will be Friday, June 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana with Pastor Tim Terrell officiating.
Visitation will be from 10-11 AM on Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made in Merlene’s memory to the Steuben County Council on Aging or to the Angola United Methodist Church.
Charitable donations may be made in Merlene's memory to the following organizations:
Angola United Methodist Church
220 W. Maumee Street, Angola, IN 46703
Steuben County Council on Aging, Inc.
317 S. Wayne Street, Suite 1B, Angola, IN 46703