Janis Y. Smith


Janis Yvonne Smith, 82, resident of Middletown, passed away Monday at Miller's Merry Manor.
She was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Anderson, the daughter of Theodore and Mildred McCoy Rent.
She attended Anderson High School and was a homemaker most of her life.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Legion, Phi Iota Xi, and a local card club. She worked as a cook for many years at Fairfield Elementary in Middletown and enjoyed travelling with her husband. She especially enjoyed Gulf Shore, Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, Gary Rudig; sister, Marjorie Barnes; brother, Frank Rent; and infant brother, Burdell Rent.
Survivors include her husband, Richard K. Smith; children, Michael K. Smith of Anderson, Richard A. Smith (Sheila) of Middletown, Sheri J. Rudig of Anderson, and Debbie S. Krathwohl (Greg) of Anderson; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, 118 S. Fifth St., Middletown. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Middletown.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and the Middletown Food Bank.
Online guestbook at: www.ballardandsons.com.
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Published on November 28, 2018
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