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Jennie Rae (Goodson) Smith

November 29, 1931 ~ June 28, 2019 (age 87)

Jennie Rae Smith, 87, of Princeton, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. She was born November 29, 1931 in Princeton to parents, Arthur B. and Leona M. (Stone) Goodson. She married her high school sweetheart, Heber Smith in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1985. She had a house cleaning business for 35 years. She attended Hillside United Methodist Church and was a devout Christian. She had a big heart and showed her love being a caregiver to her extended family. She loved playing cards and board games. She also loved watching Indiana University Basketball and Cardinals ballgames. She had patience with people and enjoyed having people around. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Jennie is survived by her children, Kent Smith (Brenda) of Princeton, Heber “Keith” Smith (Janet) of Princeton, Ardith Schiele (Mike ) of Evansville, and Kris Stout (Fred) of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and special nephew, Michael Melson (Mike Watkins) of Princeton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Kerry Smith; daughter, Jennifer Culter; and 4 siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton officiated by Reverend Curtis Bond. Interment will follow at Owensville Cemetery in Owensville, Indiana. A visitation will be held from 4 until 8:00 PM Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to Owensville Cemetery or Hillside United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a memorial candle in memory of Jennie at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Smith family.


Donations may be made to:

Hillside United Methodist Church
828 Archer Road, Princeton IN 47670

Owensville Cemetery
308 Crestview Drive, Owensville IN 47665


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