Judith J. Smitley age 78 a resident of Portland passed away Sunday, November24, 2019 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She was a member of the New Covenant Fellowship Church in Collett. She was a homemaker, served as a secretary for the Guidance Counselor at West Jay Middle School and Babysat at home for many years.
Judith Smitley was born July 27, 1941 in Jay County, Indiana the daughter of Cecil and Iris (Labig) Bye. She was married to Ralph Thomas Grayson for 17 years.
3 Daughters- Cinda Johnson, Overton, NV., Christina Grayson, Portland, IN., and Carmen Grayson, Portland, IN.
1 Son- Kevin Grayson (wife- Rhonda), Geneva, IN.
12 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
1 Brother- Merritt Bye (wife Dorothy), Portland, IN.
2 Sisters- Lois June Woodard, Albany, IN. and Marilyn Sue Cummings, Portland, IN.
2 step-sons: Duane Smitley, Portland and Joel Smitley, Portland, IN
1 step-daughter: Martha Walker (husband Dave) – Portland, IN
Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1238 W. 450 S. Portland, Indiana. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. at the church. Pastor Herb Hummel and Chuck Myers will officiate the service. Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to Feed The Children.
Arrangements by Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.
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