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Loretta L. (Smith) Lazarus

January 2, 1934 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 86)


Loretta L. Lazarus, age 86, of Hermitage, Tennessee passed away on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Summit Medical Center following an extended illness.
She was born in Elwood on January 2, 1934, to the late Carl and Jenny (Wilhoite) Smith.
On May 28, 1953 she married  Bill G. Lazarus and they shared  67years of marriage together.
Loretta retired from from Daleville Community Schools where she worked in the cafeteria.  She enjoyed  the Bible and her children. She was a faithful member of the Cowboy Church in Nashville, TN.
Loretta is survived by husband, Lt. Col. Bill G. Lazarus of Hermitage, TN, daughter, Beth Ann (Donald) DeWitt of Muncie, son, Les (Mary) Lazarus of Hermitage, TN, 6 grandchildren, Joshua Lazarus, Andrew Lazarus, Stephen (Felicia) Lazarus, Ashley (Brian) Craig, Michelle (Shane) Hickey & Sarah (Eliott) Ferguson, 11 great grandchildren, brothers, Carl Smith of Anderson,  Phillip Smith, Allen Smith & David Smith all of Elwood, sisters, Dot Rittenhouse, Peg Smith & Kathy Burris all of Elwood, Lilly Overby of Anderson, Diana Holtsclaw of Frankton, and several nieces and nephews
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, Carl & Jenny Smith, brother, Rex Smith.
Graveside service will be at 11:00 am Monday, June 8, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Park, Elwood with the family officiating. 
Arrangements have been entrusted by Dunnichay Funeral Home of Elwood.
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Graveside Service
June 8, 2020

11:00 AM
Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery
State Road 13
Elwood, Indiana 46036

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