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Linda Lee (Lewis) Smiley

June 11, 1938 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Linda Smiley Obituary

Linda Smiley, age 85, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Wednesday March 6, 2024.

She was born June 11, 1938 to Lynn and Vera (Powers) Lewis in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Linda graduated from Hortonville High School, class of 1956.

She moved to NW Indiana in 1965 and remained a Hammond resident until her passing. She had many jobs throughout her life but enjoyed her time at the YMCA the most, from which she retired. Her creative side was expressed frequently to any who knew her. Whether it be in ceramics, paintings, or her handmade craftworks, her skill always shined through. The common theme in all her works was love and she put it in every gift she made.

Linda is survived by her two sons Steven (Paula) Smiley and Brad (Lisa) Keilman as well as her brother Scott (Darlene) Lewis and sister-in-law Anne; grandchildren Nathan, Davy, Jim, Sean, Joe, Alex (Ali), Breana, Bella, Gavy, Cainan, and Isaac; great-grandchildren Anastasia, Laylani, and AJ, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and very, very dear friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Lynn and Vera Lewis; brothers Roy (Geri) Williams, Clark (Anne) Lewis and sister Dolly Worley; as well as her former husband Charles Smiley.

No memorial services will be held. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of Calumet in NW Indiana.

For additional information, please contact Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center Konnie Kuiper-Michael Kuiper-Vass by calling us at 219-838-0800

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