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W. Geraldine Smith

Sept. 2, 1933 - June 24, 2020

W. Geraldine Smith, 86, of Crawfordsville died June 24, 2020.

She was born Sept. 2, 1933 in Pawnee, Okla. to John Floyd and Hazel Ethelyn (Wilks) Rowley.

She graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1951. She married Vernon Hegge in June 1951. Following his death in 1977, she married Martin "Mike" Smith in January 1985.

Mrs. Smith worked several years in a cannery and worked as a teacher's aide at Crawfordsville School. She was a member of Crawfordsville Community Church, where she played music for many years.

She enjoyed scrapbooking, making cakes, decorating and ceramics. She loved collecting books, reading and gave books to all her family members.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her children, LeRoy and Karen Hegge of Marcola, Mike Hegge of The Dalles, Beth and Ron Blackwell of Crawfordsville, Sharon and Tom Wall of Crawfordsville, Sandi Hegge of Sweet Home, Casper and Heidi Hegge of Sweet Home, Jim and Sharon Dean of Cascade Locks, and Celinda Gourley of Salem; oodles of grandchildren; and lots of great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Vernon Hegge (1977) and Martin Smith (2016); son G. Scott Hegge (2015); step-daughter Paula Rodgers; and brother John Floyd Rowley, who died as an infant at 18 days old.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 11, at Crawfordsville Community Church. Final burial will take place at Union Cemetery in Crawfordsville. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Smith's name can be made to Crawfordsville Community Church.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.