Faye Smith, age 76, passed away on Sunday, June 4, 2023, in Evansville, Indiana.
Faye was born on May 12, 1947, to Roy and Minnie Leonberger. She retired from Snap Photo/Qualex to go on adventures with her best buddy and husband, Darrel. Faye loved her family wholeheartedly and valued spending time with them. Faye was an incredibly strong, kind, and beautiful soul and she couldn’t wait to surprise her grandbabies with gift bags full of goodies. She also loved spending time with her bingo buddies. She enjoyed tending to flowers in the yard, going on shopping trips, and going out to breakfasts and lunches with friends and family.
Faye is preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Darrel Smith, Sr, parents, Roy and Minnie Leonberger, brothers, Billy Leonberger and Lloyd Leonberger, and sisters, Bonnie Slaughter, Shirley Brotherton, and Thelma Baggett.
Faye is survived by her children, Brian (Susan), Darrel (Cindy), and Robyn (Matt), grandchildren: Dustin (Sydney), Mackenzie (Kraig), Brandon (Natasha), Jordan (Noah), Lorne, Ava, Teagan and Micah (Phillip) as well as great grandchildren: Chloe, Waylon, Hope, Charles, and Atticus. Faye is also survived by her sister, Geraldine Atchison and brother, Willie Leonberger. Finally, she is survived by her best friend of many years, Brenda Koch.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Wednesday, June 7 at Zion-Lippe UCC at 9000 Copperline Road in Mt. Vernon, Indiana from 4-7 p.m. in which friends and family are welcome to share memories.