Lisa Darlene Smith

March 26, 2016


Lisa Darlene Smith, 50, Frankfort, IN Died at 6:30 p.m. March 26, 2016 in her home.  She was born April 25, 1965 in Anderson, IN to Janet Jean (Camp) Pippenger & Clarence “Junior” Pippenger.  She married James Allen Laflen in 1987 and they later divorced.  She then married Jim Smith and they later divorced.  Lisa lived in Frankfort for the last 6 years and had resided in Colorado, Mississippi, and Illinois.  She attended Frankfort Schools and worked as a CNA before becoming a caregiver with Abilities Service, Inc.  She loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing, camping, music, daytime TV, playing Yatzee with her daughter Tia, playing Texas Hold ‘Em with her son Cody, and simply talking with her son Kyle.

Memorial donations may be made in Lisa’s honor to Abilities Service, Inc.  

Visitation and Services

The funeral services will be 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort at a later date.

Survived by:

4 Sons: Kyle W. Pippenger, James C. Laflen, James J. Smith, & Steven R. Smith; 2 Daughters: Holly Hensley & Tia M. Laflen (Companion: Clyde Massengill) all of Frankfort; Grandchildren: Trinity Kay Pippenger of Frankfort, Kyla Darlene Pippenger of Frankfort, Gage Russell Johnston of Grand Rapids, MI, & Sophie Jean Massengill of Frankfort; 2 Sisters: Evelyn F. Suite (Gilbert) & Mari G. Ashlock (Junior) both of Frankfort.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her mother, Aunt Dot & Aunt Babe.


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18 Condolences for “Lisa Darlene Smith”

  1. Cyndi McCracken March 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. She is now a beautiful angel watching over us. She is not in pain she is in the hands of Jesus Christ. I’m here if you kids need me.

  2. Tom & Pam Lewis March 30, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    What can I say that hasn’t already been said! I’m at a loss of her tragic death. She was too young to be gone so soon.
    She was a spit fire, but thats why we loved her so much. Lisa never held back on her feelings, and that was a good thing as well.
    She is going to be missed by many, I know she is at peace with her beloved mother now.
    You have served your time well on earth hun. It’s time to rest in the arms of the angels now.
    Love ya little Sis.

  3. Tyshna March 30, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Tia … I’m sorry, I want to give you a hug sweetie .. I don’t want to imagine your pain pretty girl… I’m here if you need me.

  4. Cyndi McCracken March 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. She is now our beautiful angel.

  5. Christy Kanatzer Blandford March 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

  6. Kenton(Keaton) Crye March 30, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    John 14:2 In My Father’s house are many mansion’s; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. ( So as a sinner and a believer in god, I tell the family of Lisa Smith that she is not lost, yet today she is in paradise and in the presence of all mighty GOD, Amen)

  7. Misty Baker March 30, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I just know she is in Heaven with her mom, her aunts Ida, and Dotting watching down on all of us. She will be missed by so many. Truly grateful that we had come back together as family before she left us. I pray that the Lord guide, comfort and help us all to understand and go forward. Kids your mother was an amazing woman. I will miss her deeply.

  8. Janet Lawler March 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Lisa you will be so missed. You will be in haven with my mom and your mom probably playing Yautzy as mom and your mom always loved to do. I remember the summer nights when you and your mom would come down to visit with us and them playing Yautzy then us kids would get involved playing too, there was plenty of fun and laughter those nights with all of us laughing about something. You will be missed. Hugs and prayers to the family, Fly high Lisa have fun up there with your mom. Please tell my mom and dad that I love and miss them.

  9. Betty Knox March 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss…..she was way to young….Please God be with this family as it will never be the same for them……Sis and Mari praying for you and yours daily….Betty (Reagan) Knox

  10. Marilyn Joseph March 31, 2016 at 12:10 am

    My deepest sympathy to Lisa’s family and friends. I can feel the grief as I read your posts. May God give all of you the strength to deal with your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that the Bible promises that there is going to be a resurrection (Acts 24:15). May Lisa be among those resurrected.

  11. Pamela Sledd March 31, 2016 at 5:08 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss, but now she is our beautiful angel, and I know she’s with her mom now, and she is happy

  12. Tamye, Keith,& Abby Crary March 31, 2016 at 8:47 am

    We are sorry for your loss. No words can express how my heart aches for you all, nor will they bring you comfort right now. Just know you have a lot of people who love you and will always be there for you. No one will ever fill the void, but everyone will keep the precious memories in all of your hearts. Tia please know we are here if you ever need us. Love you.

  13. Robert and Rhonda Harrison March 31, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to family and friends, God be with you all! rip my friend

  14. September March 31, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    I’m sorry. …thinking of you all.

  15. Patty and Dave April 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    No words can express how deeply saddened we are for this needless death. My heart aches for you all. For her children whom she loved dearly. For her sister’s Sis and Mari, whom were very close. For all her nieces, nephew, cousins and friends and family member near and far. I know time has distanced us from you all but doesn’t mean we don’t care. We do! Prayers to each and everyone of you. So many memories. That they can’t take away. May she rest in peace and join her Angel family. Prayer’s to you as you go down this journey ahead and know we are here if you need us. Love you all

  16. Dawn Pearson April 5, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Cody and Kyle and family, I am so sorry.

  17. Cindy Kirkendall April 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear about Lisa. I worked with her at Essex Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. I enjoyed working with her she was such a great person. She was always someone I could count on to help. Loveing, caring, and supportive to all her patients. I haven’t talked to her for a couple months but she will be sadly missed.

  18. Sandra Cline April 10, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I am so sorry for this happening. Lisa was always very nice and cheerful to me. She was a very good woman who will be missed by many people near and far. I rode with the group and went to some of the charity events in and around Frankfort. We may never have gotten close but I always have and always will think very highly of her. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers. Sandra Cline in Lebanon

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