Esther Smith, 92

Posted on December 31, 2012

Esther L. Smith, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. 
She was born on Dec.14, 1920, in Hartford City, to the late Fred M. and Flossie (McNees) Green. 
She came from a family of 13 children. She worked at Franklin Electric for 27 years and later as a homemaker. She was a member of the Eastern Star and Tetisheri.  She enjoyed crocheting, camping, traveling to Florida, and crosswords.
Surviving family include her daughter, Carla Jo Jennings of Fort Wayne; siblings, Betty Melton and Howard Green Sr., both of Hartford City; grandchildren, Jan (Joe) Eckersley of Georgia, David Ploughe of Ossian, Dean Ploughe of Fort Wayne, and Tonya (Chris) Gerhardt of Fort Wayne; 11 great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. 
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Earl D. Smith, in 2009; a daughter, Barbara Ploughe in 2011; and 10 brothers and sisters.
Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, 120 West Mill St., Ossian with visitation being at 10 a.m. until service time. 
Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery, Ossian. 
Memorials may be made to American Alzheimer’s Association. 

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