Born September 20, 1929 in Jackson County, IN, she was the daughter of Leroy Holton Smith and Ova Emms (Johnson) Smith who are both deceased.
Edith was a 1947 Tampico High School graduate. On August 8, 1951 at her home in Jackson Co., IN, she married Frederick Norman Parker who preceded her in death on March 29, 2010.
Edith was a life long member of Tampico Baptist Church, a past member of Order of Eastern Star, and the Women’s Missionary Society at church. She enjoyed cro-hooking, knitting, cooking, baking, gardening and working with flowers. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were very special to her and she loved them dearly.
Survivors also include, two children, 1 son, Shell L. (Kelly) Parker of Seymour, IN, 1 daughter, Joan E. (Jim) Bode of Brownstown, IN, 2 grandchildren, Jennifer (Chris) Voss of Brownstown, IN and Dana J. Freese of Seymour, IN, 8 great grandchildren, Paul J. Cross, of Brownstown, IN, Logan H. Smith of Brownstown, IN, Ethan J. Schultz of Brownstown, IN, Hayden M. Voss of Brownstown, IN, Devin M. Freese of Seymour, IN, Daelyn Rose Freese of Seymour, IN, Gunner Neal of Seymour, IN and Lariah Neal of Seymour, IN, 4 great great grandchildren, Brent Smith, Isabella Hanner, Raven Cross, and Ember Cross, all of Brownstown, IN, 1 sister, Evelyn Lorraine McKain of Tampico, IN. Three brothers, Edward Smith, John Smith and Earl Smith and 1 sister, Alice Rueter, preceded her in death.
Pastor Paul Huddleston will conduct funeral services at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown, IN. Friends may call from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 after 9:00 AM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville. Family requests memorial donations to be made to Hoosier Christian Village Auxiliary in Lieu of flowers c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 East Howard Street, Crothersville, IN 47229.