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Honorable Kathy Rae Smith

January 7, 1952 — December 7, 2018

Honorable Kathy Rae Smith

The Honorable Kathy Rae Smith, 66, of Frankfort, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 at Witham Hospital in Lebanon.  She was born January 7, 1952 in Goshen to Charles Dean and Lucille (Rapp) Smith.  She was a graduate of Goshen High School, graduated from Ball State University in 1974 and got her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1980.  She graduated from Indiana Judicial Graduate College in 1989.  She had worked in the Attorney General’s office, practiced law in Frankfort with Mike Douglas, and served as Judge in Clinton County Superior Court for 26 years, and then Senior Judge for 9 years.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she served on the Parish Council and the Alter & Rosary Society.  Among her many activities she participated in over the years, she enjoyed Zonta, Clinton County Foundation for Youth, serving on the Camp Cullom Board, Boys & Girls Club Board, YMCA Board, Open Door Clinic Board, and the Student Business Connection as a Tutor.  Kathy enjoyed writing children’s books, spending time in her back yard with friends and family, and was an avid IU fan.

Kathy is survived by her sister, Dianne (Wayne) Fincher, of Frankfort; nephew, Damian (Claudia Garcia) Fincher of Lafayette; nieces, Carrie Lynn (Evan) Duvale of Murray, KY and a favorite great nephew, Demytrius.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiation will be held from 3-7pm, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort with Rosary beginning at 3pm.  Funeral mass will be at 11am, Thursday, December 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Father Chris Miller will officiate.  Burial will follow at Milford Cemetery in Milford, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions  may be made to Camp Cullom and the Clinton County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be made at www.gendafuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Day & Genda Funeral Home~Frankfort

, Frankfort, IN 46041

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Recitation of the Rosary

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Day & Genda Funeral Home~Frankfort

, Frankfort, IN 46041

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

, Frankfort, IN 46041

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