Debra C. (Chapman) Smith

June 6, 1955 ~ May 30, 2021 (age 65)


Debra C. Smith, age 65, of Middlebury, IN passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital in LaGrange, IN.  Mrs. Smith was born on June 6, 1955 in LaGrange, IN to Charles and Ida Kate (Ashbrook) Chapman.  Deb graduated from Burr Oak High School in Burr Oak, MI.   On June 2, 1984, she married Willard Van Smith in LaGrange, IN.  Deb retired from Dometic in LaGrange, IN as a seamstress after several years of dedicated service.  She enjoyed crafting and sewing all her life.  She loved spending time with her family and “spoiling” her grandchildren.  

Survivors include:
Spouse, Willard Van Smith of Middlebury, IN.
Daughter, Cori and Zach Vilardo of Middlebury, IN.
Daughter, Erica Smith of Sturgis, MI.
Granddaughter, Zuzalea Vilardo of Middlebury, IN.
Grandson, Gabriel Vilardo of Middlbury, IN
Grandson, Bastian Vilardo of Middlebury, IN.
Grandson, Ian Vilardo of Middlebury, IN.
Grandson, Trenton Vilardo of Middlebury, IN.
Granddaugther, Haiti Smith of Sturgis, MI.
Grandson, Blake and Alyssa Smith of Schoolcraft, MI.
3 great-grandchildren with a number 4 on the way.

Deb was preceded in death by her parents, son, Willard Charles Smith, and siblings, Patricia Fry, Kenneth Chapman, and Charles Chapman.  

There are no services scheduled at this time.

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