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Valerie Sue Smith-Horton


Valerie Sue Smith-Horton, 56, of Lafayette, died, Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital East in Lafayette from an automobile accident earlier in the week.  Valerie was born to Donald Stewart and Arlene M. Leuck Smith on April 20, 1961 in Lafayette, IN.

Val at one time was a manager at Arby’s and Louie’s Tux in the Lafayette area.  She attended Boswell Elementary School.  She also attended Klondike Middle School and later Harrison High School. Val attended Victory Christian Center in Lafayette.

Valerie is survived by three daughters:  Freia Smith, Felene Barrett and Ferra Barrett.  One son: Donner Barrett.  Mother: Arlene M Smith.  Siblings:  Julia Smith, Bob and Sylvanna Smith, Linda Smith, Alicia and Mark Tassaro, Phyllis and Tony Bitner and Steve Smith.  One grandson: George Leap VI. She is preceded by her father.

Valerie’s family invites friends to celebrate her life at 11:00 AM Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Victory Christian Center, 10 N. Earl Ave., Lafayette, IN 47904 with calling starting at 10:00 AM.  Pastor Bill Mickler will officiate.  Burial will be in Dunnington, IN. 


Condolences for the family 07

  • Steve and Bonnie (Leuck) Sondgeroth

    July 27, 2017 10:37 am ·

    We are so very sorry for your loss. May the memories you have of your mom and the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days, you have our most heartfelt condolences. Praying for the family.

  • Angela Waltmann

    July 27, 2017 2:34 pm ·

    So sad to hear the news about val god bless her soul…gone too to family members from Angela Waltmann..wish I could see you in person.

  • Kathy Russell

    July 28, 2017 6:59 am ·

    Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers and my heart!

  • Anna Dortch

    July 28, 2017 7:21 am ·

    Arlene and Family,
    Grief can be so hard,
    But our special memories help us cope.
    Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
    God bless you all.

  • Chris M.

    July 28, 2017 10:08 pm ·

    I’m so sorry for your loss…I’m sending my condolences to the family and friends.. 🌹

  • Bev Laughlin

    July 29, 2017 4:48 pm ·

    Freia, Felene, Ferra and Donner, I am so sad to learn of your mom’s death. I will pray for you all and think of you often. Miss Bev

  • Ginger Moodie-Woodward

    August 4, 2017 11:51 am ·

    So sad to hear of Val’s death. I was with Phyllis on Saturday afternoon at the Harrison reunion, and all was bright… Life can be hard. I have great memories on Val in the neighborhood–I always admired her for being so courageous!–and I will cherish them. My deepest sympathies to all of you.


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