Laura Renee Smith, 52, of North Vernon died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 2:29 p.m. at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 21, 2017, at 7 p.m. at Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison with Rev. Richard Burcham officiating. Interment will follow at a later date at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on Halls Ridge near Canaan. Friends may call Friday, April 21, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Ms. Smith was a 1983 graduate of Madison Consolidated High School and had participated in the drama club. She attended Indiana State University and had been employed at Muscatatuck State Developmental Center. She had last worked for the Arrow Company in Indianapolis. Ms. Smith was a certified EMT. She was a fan of Shakespeare and enjoyed watching movies, fashion, and being with her friends.
Born January 13, 1965, in St. Louis, Missouri, Ms. Smith was the daughter of Jean Thornton Acton.
Survivors include her mother of North Vernon and sister, Tammy Baddeley of Lawrenceburg.
Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her grandparents, Frank and Mildred L. Thornton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Laura Smith Memorial Fund through the funeral home.