Edna Louise Welte Smith, age 73, loving wife and mother, absent from the body, and present with the Lord, passed away Tuesday, March 25, at Methodist Medical Center.
She was born Nov. 9, 1940, in Wolfe County, Ky., to Martin and Maude Welte.
She was valedictorian of her high school class and graduated from Berea College in 1962, where she met her husband Elmer Smith, a fifth grade teacher in the Oak Ridge school system for many years. They were married Aug. 6, 1961, at Danforth Chapel in Berea, Ky.
Mrs. Smith taught school for three years before moving to Oak Ridge, where she was director of Jack and Jill Childcare Center for nine years. She was a faithful member of Central Baptist Church in Oak Ridge, where she taught Sunday School and was involved in many other activities at the church. [Read more…]