Marjorie M. Goble Smith, 74, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Indianapolis, died Sunday, August 1, 1999


The Upland native retired in 1984 from Western Electric as assembler and inspector of handsets after 20 years of service, was a member of Western Electric Pioneers Club, Huntertown Homemakers Club, First Free United Methodist Church, HUMC Women’s of Huntertown and had worked as a Democratic precinct committee person.   


Surviving are sons,

            Preston K., Roy C., Ross J. and William A. Smith, all of Fort Wayne


            Susan K. Vermilion, Connie M., Carol A. and Nancy J. Smith and Linda S. Sparks

            All of Fort Wayne


            Larry and Jim Goble, both of Fort Wayne

A sister,

            Betty Goble of Fort Wayne

23 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren


Her husband, Preston, preceded her in death.


Memorial services are 7:30 p.m. today at Huntertown United Methodist Church, Huntertown.  Services are also 1 p.m. Thursday at First Free United Methodist Church.  Calling is from 4 to 8 p.m Wednesday at Shirley Brothers Funeral Home, Washington Memorial Chapel, Indianapolis.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Gardens, Zionsville.





Noblesville – 1926 to 2002


Florence Simon Smith, 75, of Noblesville, a member of Carmel Lutheran Church, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at home.


The Allen County native retired in 1985 after 25 years at International Harvester as a keypunch operator. 


Surviving are

A daughter:

            Karen Goldstein of Noblesville

A son:

            Rev. Steve Simon of West Dundee, Ill.


            Betty Dunten and Delores Kuehnert, both of Fort Wayne


            Richard H. Fritz

            Alvin W. Fritz

            Kenneth P. Fritz, all of Fort Wayne

Four grandchildren


She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald M. Simon and Charles W. Smith.  Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. today.  Burial will be at Eel River Cemetery.  Memorials are to the American Cancer Society. 





MAX E. SMITH, 77, a resident of Heffelfinger Road, in rural Churubusco, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, August 15, 2006, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.  Max was born February 16, 1929, in Allen County, a son of the late LEO D. and DOROTHY O. (HIVELY) SMITH.   He had lived in the Huntertown and Churubusco area all of his life.   He began his elementary education at Center School House in Eel River Township with his sisters, PHYLLIS, MARILYN, and brother DONALD until it closed in 1936.  He graduated from Huntertown High School.   After high school Max served his country as a medic in the Korean War, where he received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Star.   Upon returning from Korea, he began farming and was united in marriage to L. DARLENE DICE on November 27, 1954.   Max continued to farm and also drove a school bus for North Allen County Schools.  Max entered the construction business, Darleone Homes, with partner MORRIS BRACHT of Huntertown.  Max retired in 1996 from NACS, previously serving as a bus driver and finishing up on the custodial staff at the middle school.   Max was very involved with the Fellowship of Wesley Chapel where he helped with many building projects and was involved with teaching Sunday School and leading worship.  He assisted in construction of the newest church addition.


Surviving are his wife, DARLENE


Their children:

            BRAD and MARY SMITH, of LaOtto

            CYNTHIA and MARTY BOROS of Spring, Texas

            NILA and KEN HARMAN of Indianapolis, Indiana


            ROGER and KAREN SMITH

            REV. LARRY and ROSE ANN SMITH, both of Churubusco

            DAVID and JAN SMITH of Uniondale


            MARILYN and MAX WATERSON of Huntertown

            PHYLLIS and NORMAN MEYER of Perham, Minnesota

Six Grandchildren and

Three step-grandchildren


He was preceded in death by a brother, DONALD SMITH.


The funeral was Friday at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor LARRY SMITH and Pastor LAMAR IMES officiating. 


Sheets and Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials are to the Church Building fund.