Karen J. Smith

  • Born: June 1, 1959
  • Died: October 20, 2017
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Chapel of the Chimes

1234 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Tel. (317) 632-9431

Tribute & Message From The Family

Karen J. Smith, age 58, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017. Karen was born in Beech Grove, IN on June 1, 1959. She was preceded in death by her parents, Cancel Birdwell, Estill and Genevieve Campbell. She worked for many years in the Painters and Laborers Union here in Indianapolis.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Smith; one daughter, Mandy L. Fox of Indianapolis; two grandchildren, Gabbi and Sterling Fox; two sisters, Sherrie Cannon of Greenwood and Sheena Campbell of Indianapolis; three brothers, Kevin Birdwell of Indianapolis, Tim Birdwell of Tennessee and Thomas Birdwell (Cindy) of Indianapolis.
The family will be receiving guests on Wednesday evening, October 25, from 4:00 until 8:00 pm at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Chapel of the Chimes, 1234 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, IN and also at Upton Funeral Home in Celina, TN on Friday, October 27 from 4:00 until 8:00 pm. Visitation from 1-2pm and a funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28 at 2pm. Burial will immediately follow at Jonestown Cemetery in Moss, TN.

Mama's Legacy
Mama attended Revive the World Ministries. She was known for her kind heart and generosity. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved playing jokes and was prone to the family shenanigans. She was a doting Granny to Gabbi and Sterling. She was quick to smile and to lend a helping hand. She made Christmas bags for the disable adults working for Noble of Indiana, while contracting at Lilly's. She helped care for family and friends that were ill. She believed in paying blessing forward. One of the things I loved most about my Mama is that she loved people well. Her beautiful smile and sweet heart will be greatly missed. ~ Mandy


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry to hear of Karen's passing recently.
Rest in Heaven Karen
Karen and Ronnie were coworkers and more importantly friends. Sorry for your loss Ronnie.

Posted by Jeff McQueary - Middletown, IN - Friend   March 13, 2022

I miss you granny

Posted by Sterling Fox - Indianapolis, IN - Grandchild   June 16, 2021

Granny was the best grandma ever I liked when she let us came to her to house spend the night
And we had good moments with her

Posted by sterling fox - Indianapolis, IN - Grandchild   June 16, 2021

She was a great grandma

Posted by Sterling Fox - Indianapolis, IN - Grandchild   June 16, 2021

Please know,God is not unrighteous, so as to forget our good works. (Heb 6:10) May God remember all the good
works of Karen J. Smith.

Posted by A friend   June 29, 2018

Sorry I wasn't there for you during your illness, was afraid I would make you sick. I remember you and Ronnie coming over and playing cards with us. Roy enjoyed those days very much. Will miss you so much. love and RIP. Marilyn Hatcher

Posted by Marilyn Hatcher - Indianapolis, IN - Family   October 26, 2017


Ronnle and Mandy, I haven't seen you guys since dad moved from Southeastern. When I seen this my heart hurt for you. Some of my favorite memories from when I was younger, was going next door. Karen was always so nice and loving. She was an awesome mom.Times like this, there are never words to express how you feel and nothing makes it better. When I lost dad I just thought about dad in heaven, were he belongs. I know that were Karen is with family, friends and Wild Bill

Posted by Rachel Boruff-Naylor - Greenwood, IN - Family Friend   October 26, 2017

I will miss you and your kind, positive, and loving spirit so much. I will NEVER forget the talks we've had, the laughs we've shared, the help we've offered to one another... I just love you! You're such an amazing woman. You not only loved me, but you loved my boys and Tony just the same. You will be missed dearly. Love you always and forever!
Angie, Tony, and The Boys (Tae and Brother)

Posted by Angela Shrum - Indanapolis, IN - Family   October 25, 2017

Karen was a loving person that lived her life so everyone knew she was a great Christian. She will be missed dearly. Karen give Jerry Mack a big hug for me. He always said you were one wonderful friend.

Posted by Wilma Mack - Greenfield, IN - Friend   October 24, 2017


I am so sorry for your loss. I rejoice in knowing that Karen is in paradise.

Posted by Lisa Belas - Indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   October 24, 2017

I love my sister Karen with all my heart. We have been inseparable since the age of 4. We've shared the ups, the downs, and the in-between. We were both baptized at an early age both knowing we were children of God, and earlier this year we re-dedicated our lives to him. I know in my heart and soul that she is with him now as will I when I pass from this world. We will be together once more, kneeling before our lord side by side. I have lost a piece of my heart yet I know where to find it, with my sister and best friend Karen. I love you Bubs...

Posted by TONI CHERRY - FL - Family   October 23, 2017

Carol cherry short

Posted by Carol Cherry short - Celina, TN - Friend   October 23, 2017

Karen is my sweet niece and I love her very much. I rarely got to see her since we lived so far apart, but I will always remember her for her beautiful smile and twinkling mischievous eyes. May you rest in peace sweet niece. You will be missed.

Posted by Doneda Woodard - Tennessee Ridge, TN - Family   October 23, 2017


Another member of our family is eternally with the Lord. Go Rest High On That Mountain Karen. See You in the Life.

Posted by Edgar Campbell - Beech Grove, IN - Family   October 23, 2017


She was such a loving person and she will be greatly missed! Give Genevieve and Estill a hug from us up there in Heaven, RIP Karen

Posted by Danny&Shannon Campbell - Indianapoils, IN - Family   October 23, 2017

You will be missed dear sister!

Posted by Patricia birdwell - indpls, IN - Family   October 23, 2017

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