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Geraldine Almeda (Hughes) Smith

December 9, 1927 ~ September 10, 2021 (age 93)


Geraldine A. (Hughes) Smith, age 93 of Crawfordsville, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Hickory Creek of Crawfordsville. She was born on December 9, 1927, on a farm in Ripley Township in Montgomery County to Harry E. & Mary (Henry) Hughes.

She graduated from Alamo High School in 1945 and was valedictorian of her class. She retired from R.R. Donnelly's after 46 years and was a member of Alamo Christian Church and Alamo Eastern Star. On March 29, 1972 in Mace, she married Robert Lee Smith, who preceded her in death on March 2, 2017.

She is survived by a sister-in-law's, Jean Hughes of Hannibal, Missouri and Betty (Jim) Derringer of Roachdale; nephew and niece, Lee Sprulin and Beth (Steve) Sankphill of Hannibal, Missouri, and step-son, Robert L. Smith of Crawfordsville; two step grandchildren, Bobby and Leann; cousin, Diana Smith of Waveland; and one great grandson, Jason.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert; brother, Harry Hughes Jr; daughter-in-law, Susan Smith; three aunts, and several cousins.

Cremation was chosen with a private burial of cremains at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery at a later date. Sanders Priebe Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at

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