LaCresa Smith, age 54, a resident of Portland, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her home following an extended illness.

LaCresa was born on Oct. 21, 1965, in Union City, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Freda (Manor) Hartman. She graduated from Jay County High School in 1984 and received her LPN Certificate from Triton College. She worked as an LPN for 30 years and was recently a D.S.P. for Jay-Randolph Developmental Services in Portland.

LaCresa was a founding member and leader of the local Girl Scout troop. She also served as a den mother for Cub Scouts Troop 3202.

LaCresa married Robert “Bob” Smith on March 24, 2001.

Survivors include:

Her husband — Robert “Bob” Smith, Portland, Indiana

Her mother — Freda Shull, Portland, Indiana

One son — John Robert Smith (Leona Veazie), Portland, Indiana

One daughter — Bethany Smith (Shyla Renner), Portland, Indiana

Adopted daughter — Jaymi Godfrey, Daleville, Indiana

Adopted son — Johnathan Jedinak, New Haven, Indiana

Two brothers — Rick A. Traylor (wife: Pat), Geneva, Ohio, and Todd Gabbard, Washington

One sister — Khadija “Julie” Asad, New Orleans

Grandchildren — Isaac Godrey-Smith and William Allen Hicks

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Services will follow at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Jerry Bell will officiate the service and burial will follow at Salamonia Cemetery in Salamonia, Indiana.

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