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Bessie "Jean" Smiley

October 11, 1934 October 8, 2019
Bessie "Jean" Smiley
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Obituary for Bessie "Jean" Smiley

Bessie Jean Smiley, 84, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Jean with born on October 11, 1934 in Montgomery County.

Jean was a devoted wife, mother, grandma and great grandmother. She and husband, Ernest, shared 68 years of marriage with unwavering love and devotion. They worked side by side tending garden, caring for their neighbors and friends and being devoted to their family. Jean and Ernie instilled these qualities into their children and grandchildren.

Jean will always be remembered for her sweet voice, grace, elegance and her legendary yard sales. She always saw the best in people and had a kind word for everyone. She will truly be missed.

Jean is survived by her husband, Ernest and her son, Darrell (Evelyn) of Rockville. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Teresa (Andrew) Claxton of Fredericksburg, VA; Michael (Amanda) Smiley of Huntersville, NC; and Laura (Riley) Buttry of Greenfield, In. Jean was also great grandma to Charlotte, Tucker and Annaleigh. She is also survived by brothers Herbert Everson of Indianapolis, Tom Everson of Bloomingdale, James of Covington and Clayton of Rockville.

She is proceeded in death by her parents Frantz and Nanny Belle Everson, brothers Ivan Everson and Joe Everson and sisters, Marilyn Watts and Pat Tamosaitis.

Visitation will take place on Friday, Oct. 11 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Immanuel Southern Baptist Church, 3932 West US Highway 36, Rockville. The celebration of life will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 am at the church, with burial following at Memory Garden Cemetery in Rockville. Memorial contributions can be made to Immanuel Southern Baptist Church, 3932 W US Highway 36, Rockville, IN 47872. Barnes and Rice Funeral Home of Rockville assisted with arrangements.


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Visitation

Friday

11

Oct

4:00 PM 10/11/2019 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
Immanuel Southern Baptist Church

3932 W US Highway 36
Rockville, in 47872

Immanuel Southern Baptist Church
3932 W US Highway 36 Rockville 47872 in
United States

Celebration of LIfe

Saturday

12

Oct

10:00 AM 10/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Immanuel Southern Baptist Church

3932 W US Highway 36
Rockville, in 47872

Immanuel Southern Baptist Church
3932 W US Highway 36 Rockville 47872 in
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memory Garden Cemetery Final Resting Place

U.S. 41 North
Rockville, IN 47872

U.S. 41 North Rockville 47872 IN
United States
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