Sandra L. "Sandy" (Spears) Smith, age 71 went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, April 7, 2013. She was a lifelong resident of Morgantown. Sandy will be remembered for her strong faith in God and her love for her family & friends. She will be missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Sandy was born in North Vernon on January 16, 1942 to the late Edward and Arlene (Lambert) Spears. She was a 1960 graduate of Morgantown High School. Playing and teaching piano was a great passion of Sandy's and she taught private piano lessons out of her home for more than 50 years.
She was most recently employed at McDonald's Restaurant and at Grandma's Restaurant both in Trafalgar. Sandy is best remembered as the owner and operator, along with her children, of the Smith's Family Restaurant in Morgantown & Trafalgar from 1982 to 1994.
Sandy was a member and a pianist of the Morning Star Baptist Church in Trafalgar and a former member of Morgantown Baptist Church. She was a member of the Morgantown Order of the Eastern Star and the Kappa Kappa Sigma Sorority of Morgantown. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Sandy was known for her cooking and famous for her brownies and baked beans at family gatherings.
Sandy will be remembered by her four children: Debbie (Kenny) Ferguson & Dr. Steve Smith, both of Morgantown, Dan (Elaine) Smith of Martinsville & Sara (Joe) Barnett of Nineveh; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by an infant son: Gerald Eugene Smith; a daughter in law: Tenara Anne Smith and a granddaughter: Tenara "Nikki" Jones.
The Revs. Dan Smith, Dr. Steve Smith, Burt Brock and Brett Baird will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 am Thursday at the Morgantown First Christian Church, 2717 S. Morgantown Road in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Sandy to her great granddaughter, Tenara Noelle Jones "College Education Fund", In care of Meredith – Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 308 Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Smith family at www.meredith-clark.com