Judith Ann Smith
Judith Ann Smith, 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at her home in Converse.
Born Feb. 16, 1942, in Marion, Indiana, to George L. and Audrey M. (Hodson) Smith, Judy graduated in 1960 from Oak Hill High School, Converse; Ball State University, Muncie, with a bachelor of science in Education in 1964; and Indiana University, Bloomington, master of library science in 1968. She had attended Columbia International University, Columbia, South Carolina.
During her extended career, Judy had been a teacher/librarian in Indiana at Churubusco Junior/Senior High School, Warsaw Community High School, and Oak Hill Junior High School, retiring from Oak Hill High School in 2013. She had also been a periodicals librarian and technical services librarian at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina.
She was awarded scholarships from the Indiana Library Association and the Indiana School Librarians' Association. She was a former member of Pi Omega Pi, a national business education honorary and was a member of Association of American Educators.
Survivors include brothers, Robert (Barbara) Smith, Converse, Jerry (Karen) Smith, Marion. Gene (Jacque) Smith, Converse; sister, Jennie (Smith) Biggs, "Special Sister" Sandra Thomas, Converse; six nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother-in-law, Thomas A. Biggs; and nephew, Robert Brent Smith.
A celebration of life service will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Liberty Baptist, 517 Church St., Sweetser, Indiana, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon. Burial will be in Converse Cemetery, Converse, Indiana. Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 E. Marion St., Converse, Indiana, was entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Liberty Baptist Church, 517 Church St., Sweetser, IN 46987; Joni and Friends, P.O. Box 3333, Agoura, CA 91376-3333; or Converse Volunteer Fire Company, 707 E Marion Ave., Converse, IN 46919.
Online condolences may be made at www.owenweilertduncan.com.
Published on November 13, 2019


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Jennie Biggs
Nov 15, 2019
This special lady was my sister, and I was honored to help care for her the last two years of her life. Well done, though good and faithful servant. We will miss yiu, but are comforted that we will see yiu again.
Love, Jen
Joan M.Layman
Nov 14, 2019
Judy was quite Special to me over the years and definitely will be missed. We shall keep our good memories of Judy. Prayers for family and close friends. joan
Julie Meyer
Nov 14, 2019
My sweet, dear cousin Judy - she always had concern & a kind word for everyone, attending family events with enthusiasm & support. I am sad that she never married or had a family of her own. She will be remembered fondly with love by all the lives she touched. ❤️
Marilyn Craig
Nov 14, 2019
Jennie...Please accept my condolences for your loss. I am hoping that when the sadness is overwhelming, a happy memory comes to mind to comfort you. I am so sorry to hear this. Marilyn Craig