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Karen J. SmithJune 1, 1959 ~ October 20, 2017 (age 58)
Obituary Courtesy of Wilson St. Pier Funeral Service and Cremation
Karen J. Smith, age 58, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. Karen was born in Beech Grove, IN on June 1, 1959. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cancel Birdwell, Estill and Genevieve Campbell. She worked for many years in the Painters and Laborers Union here in Indianapolis.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Smith; one daughter, Mandy L. Fox of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Gabbi and Sterling Fox; two sisters, Sherrie Cannon of Greenwood and Sheena Campbell of Indianapolis; three brothers, Kevin Birdwell of Indianapolis, Tim Birdwell of Tennessee and Thomas Birdwell (Cindy) of Indianapolis.
The family will be receiving guests on Wednesday evening, October 25, from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes, 1234 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, IN and also at Upton Funeral Home in Celina, TN on Friday, October 27 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. Visitation from 1-2pm and a funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28 at 2pm. Burial will immediately follow at Jonestown Cemetery in Moss, TN.
Mama attended Revive the World Ministries. She was known for her kind heart and generosity. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved playing jokes and was prone to the family shenanigans. She was a doting Granny to Gabbi and Sterling. She was quick to smile and to lend a helping hand. She made Christmas bags for the disable adults working for Noble of Indiana, while contracting at Lilly's. She helped care for family and friends that were ill. She believed in paying blessing forward. One of the things I loved most about my Mama is that she loved people well. Her beautiful smile and sweet heart will be greatly missed. ~ Mandy
The Upton-Hay Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ms. Karen Smith.