Evelyn May Smith

Evelyn May (Hartzler) Smith, 89, of Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 28, 2021, at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born May 24, 1932, to Clarence and Nellie (Yoder) Hartzler in Cass County, Mo.


On June 27, 1956, she married Maurice E. Smith in Garden City, Mo.

She was a member of East Goshen Mennonite Church and a life member of Arkansas State Teachers Association. She had a master’s degree in education and was a kindergarten and elementary school teacher. She enjoyed amateur radio and crafts and was very creative, and photographed nesting and feeding birds. She wrote a book of wildflowers of Izard County, Ark., and identified butterflies and mushrooms.

Survivors include her husband, Maurice; three children, Gail (Randy) Blosser of Goshen, Stanley (Carolyn) Smith of Elkhart and Susan (Milad) Hanna of Goshen; two sisters, Mary Kathryn Yoder and Esther Hartzler, both of Harrisonville, Mo.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Kenagy and Ethel Hartzler; and a brother, J.T. Hartzler.

Funeral services were held at East Goshen Mennonite Church. Burial was in Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City, Mo.

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