Edna Carolyn Margaret Smith, 99, of Milan passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Waters of Batesville. She was born near Bear Creek in Switzerland County on January 22, 1918, the daughter of William C and Amelia (Wehmeyer) Meyer. She was married to Howard Smith on June 22, 1941 and her husband of seventy years preceded her in death on June 6, 2012. Survivors include three sons Howard (Marlene) Smith, Jr. Of Harrison, Ohio, Jerry (Shirley) Smith of Milan, and Larry (Ileene) Smith of Monroe, Michigan; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; one brother Robert (Darlene) Meyer of Dillsboro; one sister Pauline Block of Milan. Also preceding her in death were her brothers Herman and Carl Meyer, a sister Irma Klusman, and granddaughters Amanda Smith and Heather Smith. Mrs. Smith was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Dewberry on May 8, 1932 where she was a life-long member. Edna played the organ for the St. Paul congregation for 75 years. She was a stay at home Mom and enjoyed volunteering at nursing homes, reading, and playing the organ. She also enjoyed quilting and cross stitch. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 19th at 11:00am at St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dewberry with Pastor Juan Luna officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10:00 am until time of service Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be given to St Paul’s Church or St Paul’s Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Joan M. “Joannie” DeVaux, 86, of La Porte, passed away peacefully at