Patricia A. Smith-Gosnell of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at home. She was 88.

Patricia was a graduate of West Lebanon High School. She liked to travel, camp and loved the outdoors.

Born Dec. 28, 1930, in her childhood home in Warren County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Lores H. and Fannie Nehrig. She married Billy L. Smith on April 18, 1952. He passed away March 27, 1978. She married John F. Gosnell on May 3, 1994, at Crawfordsville. He survives.

Surviving family includes: husband John F. Gosnell of Crawfordsville; six children, Beverly K. (Rodger) Martin of Thorntown, Vicki L. Lutes of Crawfordsville, Darrell L. (Tammy) Smith of Crawfordsville, Debra S. (Don) Swearingen of Crawfordsville, Kenneth W. (Kimberly) Smith of Darlington, Roger A. (Cindy) Smith  of Crawfordsville; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Billy L. Smith; brother Glenn L. Nehrig and granddaughter, Jennah Sue Smith.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Oak Hill Cemetery North, led by Pastor Mike Fruits. There will not be any public viewing. Arrangements were entrusted to Burkhart Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations are made to either the Montgomery County Animal Welfare League, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 or PhysioCare Hospice, 625 S. Earl Ave., Suite C, Lafayette, IN 47904. 

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