Mary Maxine Smith

Mary Maxine Smith

Mary Maxine Smith, 87, of Michigan City passed away peacefully at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Aperion Care - The Arbors, Michigan City.

She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Michigan City, Indiana, to Alvin and Charity (McMann) Parker.

Mary worked as a seamstress at Filter Specialists, Michigan City, for 20 years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, bowling, sewing, crocheting, reading and going to the fairgrounds to watch the La Porte County E-Z Riders Club.

On Dec. 1, 1952, in Michigan City, Indiana, she married the love of her life, Darrell H. Smith, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Alvin, Robert, Earl and Dick Parker; three sisters, Lucille Thibideau, Viola Hood and Minerva Thibideau; and one infant son, Darrell Wayne Smith.

Surviving are two children, Terry (Tashonna) Smith of AR and Charity (Martin) Gonzalez of Michigan City; three grandchildren, Stacy (Francisco) Bibian, Shawn (Kristina) Wilson and Nikki (Adam) Demunck; 12 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and many family and close friends.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019, at State Street Community Church, 209 State St., La Porte, with Joe Smith officiating. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, 219-362-3100, is caring for the arrangements.

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In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the State Street Community Church, 209 State St., La Porte, IN 46350 or the Rebel Pavilion, supporting La Porte County Equestrians, 7833 N. Fail Rd., La Porte, IN 46350.