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Catherine “Katie” Smith

November 29, 1935 — April 9, 2024

Catherine “Katie” Smith, 88 of Tipton died on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at her residence with her family at her side.  She was born in Tipton County on November 29, 1935 to Rupert A. and Elizabeth (Aldridge) Watson Sr.  Katie married Tom Smith in 1955.

Katie grew up in Jefferson Township and graduated from the Jefferson Township High School in 1953.  She was retired after being an employee and officer of Farmers Loan and Trust, First National Bank and Harris Bank after 37 years.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and had previously volunteered as the treasurer for the Mustard Seed organization.  Her hobbies and activities included reading, many outdoor activities, sports and especially spending time with family. She was well-known for her amazing culinary skills, especially when it came to chicken & noodles and her homemade pies.

Survivors include three sons, Jeffery and wife Kanthima of Noblesville, Michael and Monica of Warsaw and Andrew and wife Susan of Cincinnati.  She has seven grandchildren, Zachery, Matthew, Grace, Bryce (Rachel), Quinn, Aubrey (Tanner) and Gage; two great-grandchildren, Vivian and Easton.  She is also survived by a brother Bill Watson and wife Barbara, three sisters Wanda Woods and husband Terrie, Julie Miller, Betty Hinkle and husband Skip and extended family Steve and Wanda Smith, several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Thomas Alan Smith, two sisters Mary Moody and Clarabelle Prifogle and two brothers Bob and Red Watson.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Goth presiding.  Visitation will begin at Noon on Saturday.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 340 Mill Street, Tipton, Indiana, 46072 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia, 22116.

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