Goshen News, Goshen, IN


January 9, 2010

Kenneth B. Smith

July 25, 1920-Jan. 8, 2010

NEW PARIS — Kenneth B. Smith, 89, 69611 C.R. 13, died Friday at 4:15 p.m. after a short illness at Millers Merry Manor, Wakarusa, where he resided for six months.

He was born July 25, 1920, in New Paris, to John B. and Marie (Hepler) Smith.

He married Dorothy Miller Oct. 17, 1942, in Mexico, Ind.

A lifelong area resident and retired farmer, he was a New Paris High School graduate. He was a member of Union Center Church of the Brethren and a former Foraker volunteer fireman, serving as chief. He was the Elkhart County Pork Producers director and served on the Elkhart County 4-H Board, the Wa-Nee School Board and was a Farm Bureau member.

He is survived by his wife, New Paris; a son, John (Debra ) Smith, New Paris; three daughters, Cherylan (Bryon) Fervida, Napapnee, Mary (Alvin) Cripe, New Paris, and Sue (Jim) Tierney, Wakarusa; 13 grandchildren, Jeff, Ken and Heath Fervida, Angie Woods, Heather Brenner, Trisha Warren, Clint Cripe, Crystal Sheward, Trey Cripe and Josh, Justin, Jessie and Bradley Tierney; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Rock Goshen, and Donnabelle Smoker, New Paris.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. A memorial service will be at Union Center Church of the Brethren Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Larry Fourman, associate pastor, officiating.

Memorials may be directed to Galilean Children’s Home c/o Union Center Church of the Brethren.

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