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Evelyn c. smith

Evelyn C. Smith, 86 Elkhart

July 12, 1927 - Nov. 14, 2013

ELKHART — Evelyn C. Smith, 86, of Elkhart, passed away Nov. 14, 2013, in Riverside Village.

She was born July 12, 1927, in North Bergen, N.J., to Antonio and Ruth (Hoile) Pettrillo. She married Thomas W. Smith on Jan. 12, 1950, in Hoboken, N.J. He died Aug. 3, 1999.

Surviving are a daughter, Theresa Ann Marie Smith of Elkhart; a son, Allan (Cathy) Smith of Niles, Mich.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Thomas J. Smith and Raymond J. Smith; a grandson, Randy Starr; 11 brothers; and one sister.

Evelyn graduated with a degree in nursing from Hoboken Hospital, and provided child care for Frank Sinatra’s children, Frank Jr. and Nancy, in Hoboken. She also made afghans for the Elkhart police and fire departments. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

Visitation for Evelyn will be one hour prior to the service at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral and Cremation Center, with the Rev. Gene Hollingsworth officiating. Cremation will follow service, with burial in St. Vincent’s Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be given to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County. Online condolences may be sent at www.stemmlawsonpeterson.com.

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