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Whitney Dawn SmithPassing: September 9, 2021


Talbott Cemetery

Graveside Service

Monday, September 13th @ 1:30 p.m.


No Visitation


Talbott Cemetery

Monday, September 13th @ 1:30 p.m.

MITCHELL Whitney Dawn Smith, 52, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021, at Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital.

Born July 27, 1969, in Bedford, she was the daughter of Byron and Sharon (Sanders) Tow.  She married Randy Allen Smith at Fishing Creek Chapel on August 5, 2000.

Whitney was a fraud specialist at Hoosier Hills Credit Union in Bedford.  She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1987.  Whitney was kind and her smile would light up a room.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles with her husband.

Randy Smith of Mitchell
Kaitlyn Dawn Sears of Bedford
Alaina Paige Smith of Mitchell
mother and step-father,
Sharon and David Williams of Mitchell
father and step-mother,
Byron and Carol Tow of Bloomington
Chance Michael Alexander Redmond and Hayes Timothy Redmond
Shelley Tow of Scottsburg
Mark (Michele) Williams of Mitchell
Marcy (Tony) Ellis of Mitchell
Melissa (Kevin) Tanksley of Loogootee
Ruth Slaughter of Mitchell

Her grandfather, William Sanders; step-grandfather, Henry Slaughter; and grandparents, Menlo and Carrie Tow, preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, September 13, at Talbott Cemetery with Pastor Kyle Stewart officiating.

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29 Guest Comments

    Date: September 13, 2021
    Sharon and family, I am devastated at your loss! I didn't know Whiney as well as Shelley, but as a parent, I am grieving with you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers! Gay
  2. Guest: Penny Connerley Wicks | Cooper, Texas
    Date: September 13, 2021
    I remember her from living next door to her mother and family. So sorry Sharon to hear this news, she and DeeAnna are the same age and they used to play together. Sharon you can reach me anytime. Miss you all!! Penny
  3. Guest: Sherry & Jed Kimm | Madisonville, TN
    Date: September 13, 2021
    Our deepest sympathies to your family. I am so sorry for your loss! Sending love, condolences & prayers of peace and healing to you all. Sincerely, Sherry (Morrison) Kimm & Jed Kimm
  4. Guest: Vicky Schlegel | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 13, 2021
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Dr. Zac Short and the staff at Insights Optical
  5. Guest: Donna Clifton Villarreal | Mitchell, IN
    Date: September 13, 2021
    To Whitney's Family, My Deepest Sympathy, Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
  6. Guest: Alverta Hart | mitchell, In 48446
    Date: September 13, 2021
    Whitney and family lived two doors down from us on 8th street. She was a very friendly girl and always spoke when she saw you. Sorry to hear of her passing and she will be missed not only by family but friends and everyone that knew her. Her smile was beautiful.
  7. Guest: Jennifer Tape | Seymour, In.
    Date: September 13, 2021
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Whitney from when we played cards with her parents. Prayers.
  8. Guest: Connie Cohee | Smyrna Tn
    Date: September 13, 2021
    I remember all the fun we had as teenagers. She will be missed so much. Prayers for her family
  9. Guest: Jack and Christi Gilbert | Mitchell, In
    Date: September 12, 2021
    We are very sorry to hear this news. We knew Whitney when she was a young girl. We were her next door neighbors, she was at our house a lot and our children played at her house all the time. We haven’t seen Whitney for some time, but seeing her beautiful smile in her picture she looks exactly like she did as the young girl that we remember. We are so sorry for your loss.
  10. Guest: Angela Prince | Mitchell IN
    Date: September 12, 2021
    Ruth and family, I am truly sorry. Whitney was so sweet. I have such good memories of her. Praying for all of you.
  11. Guest: Tonya Stroud | Knox, IN.
    Date: September 12, 2021
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Whitney’s family and friends. She was a former neighbor of mine when she was a child. Always a sweet and kind person. Gone far to young and really hated to hear of her untimely passing.
  12. Guest: Tonetta (tillette) Nicholson | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: September 12, 2021
    She was a very polite person prayers to shelly and family so sorry for your loss
  13. Guest: Jennifer Harder | Kokomo, In
    Date: September 12, 2021
    So sorry for your loss. Whitney was such a Amazing, Beautiful woman,. She will be deeply missed by everyone.
  14. Guest: Lynn Williams (Seals) | Shoals Indiana
    Date: September 12, 2021
    My condolences to all. Sorry for your loss.
  15. Guest: Cathy (Williams) Hysell | Madison
    Date: September 12, 2021
    Thoughts and prayers are with you. Whitney was always smiling and such a joy. Have a lot of good memories. She will be missed.
  16. Guest: Kim Ferguson | Mitchell in
    Date: September 12, 2021
    So sorry for your loss of Whitney. You are all in my prayers.
  17. Guest: Monica | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 12, 2021
    Whitney, I kept delaying writing yesterday because it is far too soon for the earth to lose such an incredible, young, lively, and beautiful person! It is just so hard to put the right words together. I truly miss our days working together. You just made the days brighter with your cheerful smile and enthusiasm! It made you happy to watch your friends enjoying themselves and having a good time outside of work. But, I hope you know how happy you made us feel with the way you kept it real and the way you cared about others. You loved your girls so much, and you just lit up with happiness anytime your grandsons were around! I hope they'll remember the special bond you had with them. You'll surely be missed, Whitney! Love ya, chickie!
    Date: September 11, 2021
    Whitney will be greatly missed. Such a kind and generous soul.
  19. Guest: Melissa Lowers Birkey | Springville, IN
    Date: September 11, 2021
    Kaitlyn, Alaina, Randy, family, and fellow friends; My family and myself are soooo VERY sorry for the loss of this bright beautiful soul who knew how to bring the best in each of us! Rest assured she will never be forgotten and forever lives in the hearts of many!! Until we meet again sweet sister rest well. ❤
  20. Guest: Lori Brumage | Bedford, IN
    Date: September 11, 2021
    I grew up next door to her and when I say grew up... Like the first 9 yrs of my life. We've always been to ask how the family was even just in passing. She had a laugh and smile that was very contagious. She will be missed...
  21. Guest: Tammy (Williams) Hollingsworth | Sullivan IN
    Date: September 10, 2021
    Remembering Sweet Whitney. Her smile and laughter and all the good times we had as kids. Condolences to all the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you peace and strength during this difficult time.
  22. Guest: Debby Knight Dobson | Lebanon, Tn
    Date: September 10, 2021
    Barney & Sharon & Shelley and rest of family So sorry to hear the passing of Whitney.Your all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.R.I.P sweet Cousin.God sure got another precious Angel.God Bless.
  23. Guest: Carolyn Braman Riefe | Saginaw, MI
    Date: September 10, 2021
    Sharon and Barney and the rest of Whitney's family, I'm so sorry for the loss of beautiful Whitney. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.
  24. Guest: Teresa Chastain | Mitchell
    Date: September 10, 2021
    My heart and prayers go out to Whitney's family.
  25. Guest: Angela Shifflett | Mitchell
    Date: September 10, 2021
    I`m so sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin Whitney,you will be dearly missed by all the knew you.You was the sweetest young lady I know,you was always smiling.Love you Aunt Sharon and Uncle Barney and My cousin Shelly. God Bless You All Love Angie Shifflett
  26. Guest: Mary Kinser | Springville
    Date: September 10, 2021
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Whitney was such a sweet, kind soul. She will be missed greatly.
  27. Guest: Rita Goller | Nebo Kentucky
    Date: September 10, 2021
    So many childhood memories with Sweet Whitney. We were the little Mitchell crew, and we all such a simple, innocent time just playing at Emerson, and just being kids. Also, many memories in band throughout the years. So blessed to have known such a wonderful person. My prayers are with the entire family. ❤
  28. Guest: Terry Simpson | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: September 10, 2021
    So sorry Barney
  29. Guest: Keith and Carlene Hall | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: September 10, 2021
    My heart goes out to life-long best friend Byron (Barney) Tow and family and friends. It is very sad to lose a child. Our sympathy and thoughts and prayers are with you.