Laianna E. Smith


Laianna E. Smith, 77, of Clay City, passed away after a sudden illness on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital, with her family by her side. She was born on May 15, 1941, in Brazil, the daughter of Charles L. and Kathryn A. (White) Neiswinger.
Laianna was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Clay City and Bowling Green. She also loved watching the Cincinnati Reds, her cats and spending time with her grandchildren. Laianna was a member of Jefferson Baptist Church in Coal City.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Kathryn Neiswinger.
Survivors include her loving husband of 58 years, George Smith; her sons, Ritchie (Beth) Smith and Rodney (Christa) Smith; grandchildren, Bailey and Chelsey Smith, and Brooklyn (David) Navarre; brothers, Charles "Mark" (Sharon) Neiswinger and Michael "Mick" (Myra) Neiswinger; a sister-in-law, Wanda Copeland; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, in Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E. Eighth St., Clay City.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Schoppenhorst Funeral Home. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. To light a candle in her memory, visit:
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