94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 7, 2022. She was born December 16, 1927, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Buford and Mable Prather. She married Virgil Raymond Smith in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 18, 1947. Virgil predeceased her in August 2009. She is also predeceased by her parents and brother Richard Prather. Carol retired from Methodist Hospital after more than 31 years. Carol has been an active member of Southport Baptist Church (One Christian Church) for over 75 years. She held several positions, including Sunday school teacher, choir, finance committee, and more. She was also a member of the American Baptist Women’s (missionary support organization). She loved the Lord and always shared her faith and hope in Jesus. Carol attended Washington High School before graduating from Southport High School. She also attended Ball State University. She is survived by her children: Daniel (Joan) Smith of Greenwood, Phillip (Liz) Smith of Indianapolis, Timothy (Judy) Smith of Greenwood, Gregory (Carol) Smith of Indianapolis, Melanie (Kenny) Beaumont of Beech Grove and Melinda (Dan) Busch of Lake Kiowa, Texas; as well as several 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at Singleton &St. Stone Funeral and Cremation Services, 7602 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Arrangements are in the custody of Singleton &St. Stone funeral and cremation services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to One Christian Church, 2901 E Banta Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227, or by visiting You are invited to read Carol’s obituary at, where you can sign the guestbook and leave a personal message for the family.

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