Elsie (Varner) Smith

April 5, 2016

Elsie (Varner) Smith 94 of Frankfort, died April 5, 2016 at the Clinton House and Rehabilitation Center in Frankfort, Indiana.  She was born March 17, 1922 in Lincoln City, IN to Jason & Julia (Parker) Varner.  She married Donald I. Smith on December 3, 1941 in Hattiesburg, MS.  Don preceded her in death December 13, 2015.  Elsie attended Dale High School in Spencer County, Indiana prior to moving to Frankfort in 1938.  She retired from the P.R. Mallory Company in Frankfort after working there 32 years.  She was a member of the Women of the Moose #7.  She volunteered her time at Clinton House where she played music for the residents.  She enjoyed crafts.

Visitation and Services

The Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort. Friends my visit from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made in Elsie’s honor to the Moose Lodge #7, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Daughter: Julia (Husband-Mark) Werner of Rural Frankfort., Son: James G. (Wife-Becky) Smith of Frankfort, Grandchildren: Troy (Wife-Karen) Werner, Britt (Husband-Brett) Ostler, Stephanie (Husband-Kenneth) Harshbarger, 3 Step Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren and 3 Step Great Grandchildren also survive.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by 5 Brothers and 3 Sisters.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Elsie (Varner) Smith”

  1. Butch & Eileen Huffer April 7, 2016 at 8:51 am

    So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you. She was a good lady.

  2. Jan McGill April 7, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Dear Julia and family, I have so many great childhood memories of Elsie from when your family lived next door to my grandparents on Harrison Street. She was a lovely lady, and I feel very lucky to have known her and all of your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Daniel (Danny) L. Hayes April 7, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Julia, while I only knew you as a baby your mom knew me as a baby and baby sat with me when I was 4 and 5 years old. She was a good family friend with my Mom and sister (Pat) through the years along with her co-conspirator Sarah Bewsey. They had not been forgotten thru 75 years
    and I last saw them was at my Moms’ funeral a few years back. “Elsie Mae” will be missed by many here but welcomed by God. Let good memories replace your grief quickly.


  4. Bob & Janie Shurr April 8, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Your family is in our prayers for comfort & peace.

  5. Jackie and Joe Metzger April 8, 2016 at 9:08 am

    Sorry to read of Elsie’s passing. She was with you for a long time…and will always be in your heart. Blessings to you and your family. Thinking of all of you.

  6. Debbie Longfellow Riley April 8, 2016 at 10:44 am

    She is happy now, she is with Don again! Love and prayers to all of you. Debbie

  7. Ellen Hurt April 9, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed my time with Elsie. I loved her stories of how her and Don met and how his parents helped her out while he was away. She loved telling those stories!! I’m glad I got to meet both of them. My thought and prayers are with the entire family!!
    Ellen Hurt
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