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Anna Rose Smith, 91, of Covington, Ind., passed away at her residence Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Mrs. Smith was born February 1, 1926, the daughter of Clarence Alva and Inez M. (Wilder) Strawser.
She married Warren Guy Smith on October 31, 1943. He preceded her in death.
She also is preceded in death by a daughter, Rosa Lee Taylor; a son Patrick Smith; four brothers; and one sister.
Surviving family include two daughters, Marilyn Bentley, Veedersburg, Ind., Patty (Chuck) Tolley, Covington; 14 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Anna Rose graduated from Covington High School in 1944. Earlier in her life she had been a very active member of Covington First Baptist Church and more recently a member of Sterling Christian Church. She sang in many choirs in the church and throughout the community during her life. In years past she had also been a member of the Home Ec Club, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 291, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2395, and was very active in Republican Party politics.
Throughout her years she had worked at both the state and county highway department, the Fountain County Treasurer's Office, Grab-It-Here and Dime Store in Covington. She enjoyed playing cards, collecting rocks and geodes. She was an accomplished seamstress and had made most all of her family's clothing while raising her children. She enjoyed cooking, both for her family and the local Boy Scout Camp years ago. More recently she enjoyed watching her daily soap operas; and more than anything she loved and enjoyed her family, especially her many grandchildren to whom she was known as Granny Smith.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, October 26, at Dickerson Funeral Home in Veedersburg with Pastor Gary Johnson and great-grandson Ty Asbury officiating. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Thursday and continue until the time of service. Burial will follow service at Mt Hope Cemetery in Covington.
Memorial contributions may be given to Sterling Christian Church. Online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com
Published on October 23, 2017
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