She was born Jan. 3, 1948, in Terre Haute, the daughter of William H. and Thelma L. (Cooksey) Hughbanks.
She graduated from Van Buren High School with the class of 1966. After high school, Marilyn worked for Mallory's in Greencastle. She had also worked at Clay County Hospital in Medical Records and Physical Therapy Department and Walmart in Brazil.
In her free time, she enjoyed boating, taking walks with her husband and dog Ivan, loving and caring for people, spending time outdoors, taking road trips and boating while watching the sun rise and set as they fished all night in the boat.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
She was preceded in death by her father William Hughbanks.
Survivors include husband Raymond Smith, mother Thelma Hughbanks, son Brian Nicholls and wife Johanna, daughters Summer Stewart and Autumn Randall and husband Johnathon, stepson Bryan Smith and wife Sara, step-daughter Kristie McKinney and husband Steve, grandchildren Zach, Meckayla, Dakota, Alexandria and Baileigh, step-grandchildren Brynlee, Sydnee, Christopher and Ashley, great-granddaughter Trinitea, siblings John Hughbanks and wife Janet, Linda Knauer and husband Warren, and Alan Hughbanks and wife Lynn, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Services will be at the First Church of the Nazarene, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Gary Bechtel officiating.
Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the church Thursday, from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.
The family would like to extend their thanks to Marilyn's church family for their many prayers, cards and kind words.