Pauline “Paula” K. Smith, 84 of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 5:40 pm Tuesday, December 17, 2013 in her residence.
On December 14, 1929, she was born in Muehltal, West Germany to George and Clara Elizabeth (Battig) Goeckel I. She married Albert G. Smith on October 3, 1948 in Zanesville, Indiana. He preceded her in death on January 3, 2009.
Paula moved to Columbia City from West Germany in 1948 and then moved to Warsaw twenty six years ago. She attended business school in 1947. She was a housewife and was a member of Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Warsaw.
She is survived by her son Leslie B. (and spouse Yong) Smith, Texas; her grandson, Jason (and spouse Tricia) Smith, Platte City, Missouri; her sister, Elizabeth (and spouse George) Leissler, Muehltal, Germany and her son-in-law, Harold Galloway, North Webster.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Colleen K. Galloway and her parents.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 am Monday, December 23, 2013 at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Warsaw with Pastor Steve Ailes and Pastor Jim MacDonald officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Visitation hours will be from 1:00 5:00 pm Sunday, December 22, 2013 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.
Memorial contributions are to made to Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, 2033 South 150 West, Warsaw, Indiana 46580.