Barbara L. Smith, 72, a long time Rushville resident, passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 in Fishers. Barbara was born in Greenfield, IN on August 25, 1940 to the late Paul and Marjorie (Trimble) Walker. She lived her early life in Knightstown, IN and was a 1958 graduate of Knightstown High School.
Barbara married Gene Arnold Smith on January 12, 1963 and he preceded her in death on March 30, 2008. She lived in Indianapolis from 1964 to 1969, Columbus, IN from 1969 until moving to Rushville in 1978. Barbara was the Treasurer for Rushville Consolidated High School from 1980 to 2005, she and her husband Gene operated Rushview Mobile Home Park from 1974 - 2006 and Smith Paving from 1974 - 2002. Barbara loved spending time with her family, traveling, and getting together with her friends. She also enjoyed her monthly classmate luncheons and euchre group and volunteering for different organizations.
Barbara leaves behind a son, Tim Walker & wife Jennifer of Indianapolis, a daughter, Tina Steffey & husband Brett of Fishers, grandchildren, Andrea Powers & husband Anthony, Ali Walker, Austin, MaKenzie and Madi Howard, great grandson, Levi Powers, step-grandchildren, Jason O’Connor & wife Jeannie, Jill Liter & husband Michael and Cameron Steffey, step-great grandchildren, Sydney O’Connor, Maddie & Molly Liter, brother/sister-in-laws, Jayne Akers of Rushville, Dean (Bud) and Blythe Smith of Florida, and Debi Walker of Anderson along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents & husband, Barbara was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Walker.
Services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, July 24 at Moster Mortuary, Rushville with Pastor Richard Thayer presiding. Friends are welcome to visit at the mortuary from 5-8PM on Tuesday evening, July 23. Burial will be in the Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.