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Alice Leota Smiley

d. February 3, 2022

Alice Leota (Jetter) Smiley, 86,  Indianapolis, IN., formerly of Union City, OH, passed peacefully to become an angel with God on Thursday, February 3, 2022.  Alice was born in Salimonia, IN. in the home of Victor and Mary Esther (Deglar) Jetter, her parents.

 Alice graduated from Salimonia High School in 1954 participating in cheerleading and band, playing her beloved saxophone.  After high school Alice enjoyed working at the Home Cafe and in retail sales before marrying her high school sweetheart and husband of 66 years, Franklin Smiley, Union City, OH.  Alice then started her most rewarding career as a homemaker and mother to five children.  Alice was truly one of a kind. Revered by her family, she leaves an impactful legacy on all those she loved and was exceedingly proud of all her children and grandchildren.  

 Alice is survived by her husband Frank, 86, and 4 children: Estella (Alan) Woodard of Maitland, FL; Barry Smiley, Greenville, OH; Rebecca (Roger) Bentz, Indianapolis, IN; and Bruce (Cheryl) Smiley, Fishers, IN.  Alice was blessed with 9 grandchildren: Miranda (Tim) Knight, Greenville, OH; Robert (Stephanie) Dotson, Greenville, OH; Christopher Dotson, Greenville, OH; Michael Woodard (Michael Ann), Orlando, FL; Alyssa (Troy) Newberg, Tampa, FL; Austin (Katey) Woodard, Castlerock, CO; Megan (Tyler) Busch, Fishers, IN.; Katelyn Smiley, and Erin Smiley, Fishers, IN; as well as 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. 

 Alice is preceded in death by her eldest daughter Teresa Dotson, her parents, and her sisters Jacqueline Grady and Phyllis Nicely.  

 The family is thankful for the care provided by the staff of Fresenius Kidney Care, Fishers, Ind. and her many wonderful dialysis friends. 

 Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, Saturday February 12, 2022 followed by services to begin at 3:00, Reichard Funeral Home, 400 Deerfield Road, Union City, Ind. A private burial ceremony will take place in the spring at Teegarden Cemetery, Ansonia, Ohio. 

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

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