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Pastoral Team:
Rosanna McFadden
Elizabeth Kelsey

We worship at:
60455 CR 113
Elkhart, IN 46517
Phone: 574-875-7800
Fax: 574-875-7885

Sunday Worship
9:30 a.m.
Fellowship Time
10:45 a.m.
Church School
11:00 a.m.
Visitors welcome!
All times are
Eastern Time.


Grace Irene Smith
May 17, 1911 - May 7, 2014

Chatham, Massachusetts — Grace Irene Smith, 102, formerly of Elkhart and Goshen, Indiana, died peacefully May 7.

She was born May 17, 1911.

She grew up on a farm near Middlebury, Indiana. She talked fondly of her childhood on the farm. She especially loved her horse, which she rode daily. She attended Middlebury High School. After high school, she married her high school sweetheart, Harry Smith. Together they raised their two boys, Doug and Phil.

The Elkhart City Church of the Brethren was an important part of their lives. After Harry retired they both worked as custodians for the church. After Harry's death in 1983, Grace continued her work at the church for several years. In 2008 she moved to Brewster, Massachusetts.

She is survived by her sons, Doug (Nancy) Smith and Phil (Irene) Smith, both of Cape Cod, Massachusetts; and her grandson, Collin (Heather) Smith of Westminster, Maryland.

A memorial service was held at 3:00 p.m. on October 4, 2014, at Creekside Church of the Brethren in Elkhart.

Donations in Grace's memory may be made to Creekside Church of the Brethren, 60455 C.R. 113, Elkhart, Indiana 46517.

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