July 30, 1942 – Aug. 11, 2019

Dianne J. Smith, 77, Plymouth, passed away at 8:37 p.m. Sunday Aug. 11, 2019, at Hickory Creek of Rochester.

She was born on July 30, 1942, in Kewanna, the daughter of Clurel Travis and Jeanette (Mutchler) Hunter. On March 3, 1989, in Plymouth, she married James “Jim” Smith and he survives.

Mrs. Smith was founding director of the Marshall County Neighborhood Center. She was a member of Eastern Star, Red Hat Society and the Plymouth Church of the Brethren. In her spare time she enjoyed her canasta group and having coffee with friends.

Survivors include her husband, James “Jim” Smith, Plymouth; children Deb Hartwell, North Manchester, Paul Dean (Kathy) Garver Jr., Midwest, Wyo., Penny Garver, Adrian, Mich., David (Lorri) Garver, Rochester, Patrick (Tana) Garver, Kewanna, Peggy (Randy) Graves, Logansport, Kari Sherwood, Plymouth; step-children,Scott (Cristin) Smith, Poteet, Texas, Mike (Chasta) Smith, South Bend; 24 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; sisters Sara (Howard) Hoffman, Rochester, Donna (Steve) Rude, Rochester, Cynthia (Larry) Biggs, Logansport; brother Phillip (Cherlyn) Hunter, Crawfordsville; brother-in-law, Pete Hurley, Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Linda Lou Hunter and Nedra J. Hurley, granddaughter Hattie Garver and great-grandson, Eugene McCarty.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home, Rochester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Citizens Cemetery, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation. The family would like to thank the staff at Hickory Creek for Dianne’s care. Online condolences may be expressed at www.zimmermanbrosfh.com.