Eva Smith, 95

Eva Marguerite Smith, 95, of Wabash, died at 4:45 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

She was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Knox City, Mo., to Raymond and Ruth Gladys (Ethridge) Dorsey.

Marguerite was a 1941 graduate of LaBelle High School in LaBelle, Mo. She married Donald William Smith in Ewing, Mo., on April 11, 1942; he died July 5, 2002. She worked 17 years for Heckman Bindery in North Manchester, and was a 70 year member of Wabash Church of the Brethren. Marguerite enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, canning, and doing for others.

Marguerite is survived by five children, Linda Kay (Jim) Domine of Lansing, Mich., Sharon Ruth (Roger) Channell of Jackson, Ohio, Anita Rae (Tom) Davidson of Ankeny, Iowa, Paul Dean (Janet) Smith of Indianapolis, and Mark Donald (Debbie) Smith of Houston, Texas; daughter-in-law, Betty Smith of North Manchester; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Geraldine Dorsey of Overland Park, Kan. 
She was also preceded in death by her parents, son,  Wendell Lee Smith, two brothers, Raymond and Ethridge Dorsey, and an infant brother.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Kay Gaier officiating.  Burial will be in Ever Rest Memorial Park, Logansport.  Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash Church of the Brethren.

The memorial guest book for Marguerite may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Sep 04