March 21, 1932 -- March 13, 2021

Sylvia S. Smith, 88, of Middlebury, passed away peacefully at 1:55 pm on
Saturday, March 13, at her residence after a three month battle with cancer.
She was born March 21, 1932 in Nappanee to Simon J. and Lydia Ann
(Schmucker) Yoder. On March 15, 1959 in Goshen she married Forrest W.
Smith, he passed away December 24, 2019. Surviving are son, Roland Smith
of Oxford, OH; three daughters, Marleta (Jim) Kanaly of Fairfield, OH, Natalie
(long-term companion, Tim Hardesty) Smith of Cincinnati, OH, Kimberly
(Francisco) Rivera of Macedonia, OH; two grandchildren, Sarah (Justin) Feine
and Andrew (long-term companion, Karissa Mueller) Scott; stepsister, Loretta
Kauffman of Goshen. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents;
stepmother, Martha Yoder; five sisters, Esther Yoder, Laura Eichelberger,
Dorothy Frey, two infants Mary and Amanda Yoder; an infant brother, Joseph
Yoder; stepbrother, John Burkey and stepsister, Grace Wingard. Sylvia had
worked at Hilltop Restaurant for many years and then later at Crystal Valley
Catering both in Middlebury, Spurgeon's clothing store in Goshen and most
recently at the Das Dutchman Essenhaus in the bakery, where she worked
for over 20 years. She was an avid follower of Notre Dame and Chicago
Bears football and the Chicago Cubs. She also followed the NCAA basketball
tournament, faithfully filling out her bracket and enjoyed doing crossword
puzzles. She was always interested in learning new things and loved to travel
and play games, especially with her family. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00
pm on Friday, March 26, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main
Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, March
27, also at the funeral home. Burial will immediately follow the service in
Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor
Michael Swinger. Memorials may be given to Bible Memory Ministries, 1014 N
Greene Rd, Goshen IN 46526.  

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