Lura Patterson Smith passed away March 6, 2023. She was 98 years old. Born July 22, 1924, to Paul and Mariam Patterson of Florence, Indiana.

She graduated from Patriot High School in Vevay, IN, and married William David Smith in 1942. They briefly lived in Connersville, IN, and moved to Liberty, IN where they remained until moving to Fishers, IN in 2002.

Lura was a great cook and loved hosting family meals. She made Apple Pies and baked Chocolate Chip Cookies to give to her Grandsons. Her Deviled Eggs were always on the request list at any family gathering.

Lura worked as a Telephone Switchboard Operator, and for Cox’s Grocery Stores in Richmond. She was also a Real Estate Agent with Lingle Real Estate. She was a member of Liberty Church of Christ and was very active in the community. She was a 4-H Leader, and a long-standing member of Apron Strings Home Economics Club, serving as County President for three terms.

Lura was pre-deceased by her husband, William David Smith, as well as her parents, and brothers, Raymond (Bud) and Kenneth (Kenny) Patterson. She is survived by two daughters, Carol Whitlock Ellingson of Fishers, IN and Lynn Nestler of Indianapolis, as well as Five Grandsons. They are Scott Whitlock (Kimberly), Shawn Whitlock (Gracie), both of Indianapolis. Steve Whitlock of Carmel, and Skipp Whitlock of Avon, Douglas Nestler (Jemma) of Madeira, Ohio. She is also survived by eleven Great Grandchildren. Jessica, Jack, Emma, Mae, Millie, and Joe Whitlock of Indianapolis; Noah, Della and cook and Whitlock of Carmel, and Jane and David Nestler of Madeira, Ohio, and a Great great Grandson Elias Scott Jewett.

A funeral will be held Friday, March 10th, at Showalter Blackwell Funeral Home in Liberty, IN at 10:30 am. with visitation at 9:00-10:30 am. Graveside Service and Interment will take place at 2:00 pm. At Vevay Cemetery, in Vevay, IN. that same day. Donations may be made to Liberty Church of Christ.