Posted: Wed 8:48 AM, Jun 26, 2013
Funeral Home: Memorial Funeral Chapel
May 29, 1944 - June 24, 2013
Ellene M. Smith, 69, of Bryan passed away June 24 at Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston.
Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Bethel Lutheran Church with Pastor Randy Bard officiating. Interment will follow at Kurten Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan.
Ellene was born May 29, 1944 in Trenton, Missouri the daughter of Lloyd and Ardith (Chambers) Wilkinson. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.
Ellene is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Phillip Smith of Bryan; children, Fred Smith and wife Tara of Montgomery, Gayle Glover of Lufkin, Rhonda Smith of Bryan, Brandon Smith and wife Julie of Bryan; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Mary Wilkinson, Harol and JoAnn Wilkinson all of Sterling, Ill., Clarence and Dameris Wilkinson of Rock Falls, Ill.; sister, Carolyn Johnson of Spokane, WA.; grandchildren, Candice Smith, Courtney Hawkins and husband Bobby Don, Constance Kelley and husband Jake, Randall Hearrell and wife Vanessa, Amber Darab, Krystal Schram and Cheyenne Rountree; seven great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Champ.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer's Research.