Mount Vernon News
  • Wendy L. Smith

  • August 11, 2010

NEW CARLISLE, Ind. — Wendy L. (Larason) Smith, 59, of New Carlisle, Ind., fell asleep in the Lord at 8:20 p.m. (Central Time), Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at the Golden Living Center — Fountainview Terrace, La Porte, Ind.
She was born Feb. 15, 1951, to Oliver C. and Geraldine E. (Allen) Larason. Wendy was a 1969 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. Wendy loved spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren, and her toy poodle, Lilly.
She is survived by her mother, Geraldine E. Larason; her loving husband, Rick L. Smith Sr. of New Carlisle, Ind.; son, Erick Hays of Columbus, Ohio; granddaughter, Lyndon Hays of Gahanna, Ohio; four stepsons, Rick (Ginny) Smith Jr. of Osceola, Ind., Matthew Smith of South Bend, Ind., Josh Smith of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Luke Smith of La Porte, Ind.; stepgrandchildren, Gavin and Hunter Smith of Osceola, Ind.; sisters, Vickie (Kenny) Hanson of Sapulpa, Okla., Pamela Cooper of Hilliard, Ohio, and Kimberly (Dave) Taucher of Grove City, Ohio; brother, Randy (Shelly) Larason of Columbus, Ohio; nephews, Scott Squires of Tulsa, Okla., Jesse and Casey Cooper of Grandview, Ohio, Tony Larason of Columbus, Ohio, (currently in Iraq), and Joey Taucher of Grove City, Ohio; nieces, Crystal (Steve) Beard of Tulsa, Okla., Anna (Tim) Crouch of Cazenovia, N.Y., and Brittany (Daniel) Moore of Marion, Ohio; and several great-nieces, nephews and a host of family and close friends.
Preceding in death was her father, Oliver C. Larason.
A celebration of life gathering will be held Friday, Aug. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Columbus Dispatch Activity Center, 5300 Crosswind Drive, Columbus, OH 43228. Cremation has taken place. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte, Ind., is caring for the arrangements. Please send condolences to the family at
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association,



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