Gracie Smith Carithers passed away at 12:44 a.m. Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville, Indiana.
Gracie was born July 7, 1928 in Fillmore, Indiana, to Roy C. Smith and Clarcie Duncan Smith and graduated from Riley High School in Riley, Indiana, in 1946. She married Ray Carithers on November 16, 1946 in a double ceremony in a parsonage in Clay County, Indiana, with their best friends Betty Wey and O'Jay Heck.
Gracie worked at Clabber Girl and the Riley Grill but mostly was a stay-at-home mom. In her later years she worked for many close family friends for many years cleaning their houses, watching their children, and sitting with their elderly family members.
She was a member of Oak Hill Community Church and an avid bowler. Even up into her 80's she was bowling in 5 leagues a week. Her biggest hobbies though were her yard, her family, and her husband. There was nothing in life that she loved more and was more dedicated to.
Preceding her in death was her husband Ray Carithers, son Dave Carithers, her parents, and her 3 brothers and 1 sister. Survivors are daughters Vicki Shuck, Page, Arizona, Soni Leturgez (Jerry), Brazil, Indiana, grandchildren James Sullivan (April), Terre Haute, Indiana, Crystal Sullivan (Jason Hiddle), Harmony, Indiana, Tiffany Girton (Kodie), Center Point, Indiana, Lucas Strain, Brazil, Indiana, and Sarah Strain, Brazil, Indiana. She is also survived by 4 great-grandchildren Oriah Smith, Savanuh Girton, Jalan and Kyler Sullivan of Terre Haute, and several other nieces and nephews.
Services will be Monday, November 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th Street with visitation from 11:00 am until service time. Rev. Timothy Fagg will be officiating; burial will be at Highland Lawn immediately following. Gracie requested that In lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the Terre Haute Humane Society. Online condolences can be made at: www.greinerfuneralhome.com
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