Iris M. Smith, 94, of Macy, IN passed away at 11:23 AM, Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at her home. She was born in Peru, IN on September 22, 1928, the daughter of Frederick “Fritz” and Ruby (Anderson) Schmidt. Iris married Charles L. “Roy” Smith on October 27, 1950, and he preceded her on January 22, 2009.
Iris was a 1946 graduate of Peru High School and a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church. After marrying her sweetheart Roy, she participated as a farm wife helping with the many tasks around the family farm. When she wasn’t working hard at farm life, she enjoyed relaxing with a good book and watching basketball.
A service celebrating the life of Iris M. Smith will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 20, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 181 W. Main St., Peru, IN with Pastor Kenneth Greenwald officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, 84 W. Main St., Peru, IN as well as one hour prior to the service on Monday at the Church.
Iris is survived by her son Charles Craig Smith and his wife Donna of Macy, IN; daughter Cathy Jo Hileman and family of Mexico, IN; grandsons Matthew Minthorn and his wife Annette of Columbia City, IN and Aaron Charles Smith of Warsaw, IN; and great granddaughters Greta Minthorn and Reese Minthorn. Iris also had many nieces and nephews that were special to her.
In addition to her husband Charles “Roy” Smith, she was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mary Whitaker, Dorothy Eldridge, and Donnabell Parrett.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to St. John’s Lutheran Church.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the assistance of Dr. Michael Mull and the entire care team with Adoration Hospice, Kokomo.
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St. John's Lutheran Church
181 W. Main St., Peru IN 46970