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Connie Jo SmithPassing: May 16, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Saturday, May 20th @ 10:30am


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, May 19th @ 3:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday, May 20th @ 9:30am-10:30am


Lawrenceport Cemetery

Saturday, May 20th

MITCHELL – Connie Jo Smith, 68, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at her residence.

Born February 13, 1955, in Seymour, she was the daughter of  Murvin Elmo and Mildred Anne (Wade) Chastain.  Connie married Larry Wayne Smith on August 9, 1980 and he survives.

Connie was a 1973 graduate of Mitchell High School and earned her Associate’s Degree from Vincennes University.  She retired from Crane Army Ammunition Activity.  Connie was a member of Fishing Creek Church. Her greatest joy was being “Nana” and spoiling her grandkids. She was also an avid Colt’s fan.

Surviving are her: husband, Larry Wayne Smith of Mitchell; son, Jacob Dewayne (Caitlin) Smith of Mitchell; grandchildren, Harrison Wayne Smith and Reagan Rose Smith; siblings, Michael (Anne) Chastain of Culver, Teresa Chastain of Mitchell, and Darrin (Kim) Chastain of Mitchell.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Brothers Mike and Darrin Chastain officiating.  Burial will be in Lawrenceport Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial Gifts:  Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services or White River Humane Society.

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19 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Chris Clouse | Bloomington, IN
    Date: May 20, 2023
    I'm so sorry to hear of Connie's passing. You and your family are in my prayers. Peace to you all.
  2. Guest: Kathy Lawson Wilkerson | . Mitchell IN
    Date: May 20, 2023
    I went to school with Connie she was such a nice person. Prayers for the family, so sorry for your loss.
  3. Guest: Sheryl Fields Walton | Mitchell
    Date: May 19, 2023
    Prayers for Connie's family. She was a classmate of mine in the class of '73. She was always so much fun.
  4. Guest: Myra King | Kohler, WI
    Date: May 18, 2023
    My condolences to Connie’s family and close friends. We went to high school and Vincennes University together and she was always a lot of fun. Our paths in life took us in different directions, but I always counted her as a friend. You are all in my prayers at this time.
  5. Guest: Cherie kinder robertson | Yarnell Az
    Date: May 17, 2023
    Larry, I am so sorry about Connie. Prayers for all of you
  6. Guest: Cheri Barlow | Brownsburg, IN
    Date: May 17, 2023
    Jacob and family, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Connie was such a fun and caring person to work with. She will be missed by Everyone that knew her.
  7. Guest: Susan chastain kay | Blaine, tn
    Date: May 17, 2023
    Went to school with Connie. Many great memories. So sorry for your loss.
  8. Guest: Janet Little | Sebastopol, CA
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Larry, Teresa, Darrin, Mike, and the rest of the family: I am so sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. She is now pain free and with her Mom and Dad. Remember all the happy times you shared with her and she will always be in your hearts. I know it’s hard to lose a loved one, especially family, but stay strong for each other and share all those memories with each other. I’ll be thinking of your family at this sorrowful time. Rest In Peace Connie. You were a wonderful and beautiful person to know, always friendly and fun to be around.
  9. Guest: LEAH VOORHIES | Mitchell, IN
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Sincere condolences to the whole family. Connie was a very fun and caring person who will be missed by all who knew her.
  10. Guest: Sandalee Jeffries | Mitchell
    Date: May 16, 2023
    I’m so sorry to learn that Connie has passed. My sincere condolences to all of her family. May God comfort you all during your time of loss.
  11. Guest: Charlie and Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Darrin and Kim, so sorry for all the suffering that Connie went through. I know you all will miss her, but she's no longer in pain. Our love and prayers are with you all. Janet and Charlie
  12. Guest: Charles and janet noe | Mitchell
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Larry and family, was so sorry about Connie. Charlie and Janet
  13. Guest: Linda Martin | Mitchell IN
    Date: May 16, 2023
    I am so sorry for your loss.Connie was a great person. May god bless you all and comfort everyone at this time RIP Connie
  14. Guest: Truly Floyd | Campbellsburg, IN
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Loved Connie's laugh. Now she can laugh again.
  15. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans IN
    Date: May 16, 2023
    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
  16. Guest: Sandy Pipher Neal | Orleans
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Teresa and Darrin may GOD give you strength and comfort in this difficult time.
  17. Guest: Brenda Mckain-LCCPS | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: May 16, 2023
    All volunteers of Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services are so sorry for your loss.
  18. Guest: Nancy Duncan | Williams
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Connie fought a good fight. My sympathies to the family.
  19. Guest: Mike and Suzie Leatherman | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: May 16, 2023
    Larry and family, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.