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Lela Charlene Smith

Lela Charlene Smith, age 86, of Springport, passed away Wednesday evening, January 10th, 2018 at the AMG Specialty Hospital part of I U Health Ball Hospital in Muncie following an extended illness.

She was born June 23rd,1931 in Muncie, In., and was the daughter of the late Charles and Garnett Mae (Lutz) Hunt.

She was a homemaker most of life and retired from New Castle State Hospital and had been active with the Foster Grandparents Program since 2006. She was a member of the New Covenant Worship Center in New Castle and enjoyed reading, scrap booking, and spending time with her big family.

Lela is survived by eight children including, Robert Joe (wife-Becki) of Nashville, In., Rick Leon (wife-Cindy) of Selma, In., Laura May Smith of Springport, In., Kathy Lynn Eden of Indianapolis, Randy Gordon (wife-Geraldine) of New Castle, Danny Wayne (wife-Patty) of Port Saint Joe, Florida, Barbara Jean (husband-Robert) Scharbrough of New Castle, Scott Bradley (wife-Sara) of Springport, In.; one sister, Jean Duncan of Muncie; one brother, Phillip Garrett; one brother-in-law, Frank Parsons of Indianapolis; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fate Gordon Smith in1983, a daughter Wanda Diane Pierce in 2001, a son, Ronald Eugene Smith in 1997, a grandson, Michael Anthony (Tony) Pierce in 2005, three sisters, Joan Wright, Phyllis Parsons and Velma Sue Chadd; one brother, Jim Hunt

Funeral Services will be held 11:a.m. Monday, January 15th., 2018 at the Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Home~Blue River Chapel with Pastor Eric Haler officiating. Burial will follow in Springport Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday, 2-6 p.m., at the funeral home. Hacker- Main & Davis Funeral Homes is proudly serving the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.mainanddavis.com