Helen Marie Smith, 89, a lifelong resident of Connersville, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Heritage House Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

She was born on May 18, 1932 in Union County to Charlie R. and Gertrude Mae Cain Cox and was a graduate of Milton High School.

On November 11, 1950, Helen married Buryl Leon Smith in Milton, Indiana. Mr. Smith passed away February 21, 2012.
Together, they owned and operated a family farm in Posey Township for many years.

Helen was a loving mother and homemaker, raising three sons whom she adored.

In her leisure, she enjoyed reading. Along with her family, she was a member of Cambridge City Christian Church.

Survivors include two sons, Larry Smith of Richmond and Daryl Smith of Connersville; three grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; a sister, Alma McClurg of Kentucky; and a brother, Ward Cox of Cleveland, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Buryl Leon Smith; a son, David Smith, who passed away May 20, 2016; a grandson, Raymond Smith; five brothers, Wade Cox, Bob Cox, Ralph Cox, Donald Cox, and Keith Cox; and a sister, Betty Darrah.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2021 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Reverend Dan Barry officiating. Burial will be at Glen Haven Cemetery in Wayne County, Indiana. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Helen to the Bentonville Fire Department. Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.