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Lauretta Jean Smith

March 8, 1961 - May 28, 2018

Muncie – Lauretta Jean Smith, 57, began her spiritual journey on Monday, May 28, 2018 in the care of staff at Liberty Village.

She was born on March 8, 1961, the daughter of Sonda and R. Brumond Smith, who preceded her in death. She spent most of her childhood and young adult life immersed in nature, eventually wo…READ MORE

Muncie – Lauretta Jean Smith, 57, began her spiritual journey on Monday, May 28, 2018 in the care of staff at Liberty Village.

She was born on March 8, 1961, the daughter of Sonda and R. Brumond Smith, who preceded her in death. She spent most of her childhood and young adult life immersed in nature, eventually working at Brumond Smith Nursery, the family business. Her she cultivated her love and encyclopedic knowledge of plants which later lent to her inspiration as an artist.

She graduated Cowan High School in 1979 and then went on to Ball Sate University where she studied art and graduated with a BFA in 1983.  She was a gifted painter, with many of her works gracing the homes of east central Indiana and beyond. As an artist filled with a multitude of stories and universes, she experimented in different art styles to share her unique perspective of the things she loved.

Lauretta is survived by her daughter, Lauren Smith; sister, Margaret (Smith) Coffin and brother-in-law, Jim Coffin; and nieces, Jessica Coffin, Molly Wilhite, and Courtenay Crockett.

At a private ceremony, her cremated remains will be scattered per her wishes.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278, in place of flowers.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

 

 

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