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DORIS J. (SMITH) SCHLAUDRAFF, 89, of Leo, Ind., died on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, 6:10 a.m., at The Cedars. Born Dec. 2, 1926, in Ossian, Ind., she was a daughter of the late James O. Elzey and Lucy (Philebaum) Elzey. Doris was united in marriage with her first husband Ross Smith on Aug. 11, 1945; he preceded her in death in March of 1984. She then married her second husband William Schlaudraff on Sept. 11, 1988; he preceded her in death in December of 1992. Doris retired in January of 1982 from Lincoln National Life Insurance Company with 23 years of service. She was a member of Hope Methodist Church. Surviving are her daughters, Jacquelin (Gordon) Myers of Fort Wayne and Susan (Ron) Saalfrank of Hoagland, Ind.; stepdaughter, Ann (Don) Wenger of Fort Wayne; daughter-in-law, Karla Smith of Poe; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 19 step-grandchildren, and one step- great-grandchild. She was also preceded in death by a son, Kerry Smith; a stepdaughter, Joy Kizer; two brothers, Edward and Joseph Elzey; and a sister, Nellie Houtz. Service is 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at Hope United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to service. Pastor Stacy Downing and Pastor Murray Clugston officiating. Visitation also from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur. Burial in Williamsport Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Parkview Hospice or Hope United Methodist Church. For complete obituary information and to sign the on-line guestbook, visit
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