Kristina Marie Pugh Smith, 61, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, April 29th, 2022 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. She was born on August 4th, 1960, in Charlotte, MI. as the daughter of Marie Eleanor Archer Pugh and William Arthur Pugh. Kris was baptized in the name of the Triune God in the same year at First Congregational Church of Charlotte, MI. She graduated from Winamac Community High School in IN, in 1978. She attended Indiana State University of Terre Haute, IN and Purdue University, where she graduated with a degree in environmental design in 1982. She married Rev. Robert Ernest Smith on August 15th, 1987 in Knox, IN. She was a member of Our Hope Lutheran Church, where she served on the school board and as Sunday School Superintendent for several years. Kris also served as a teacher’s aid in the resource room at St. Peter’s Lutheran School, Fort Wayne for many years. She had a passion for children and crafting for others. Her twin sons Wesley and Lucas were born in Winamac in 1988, and her daughter Hannelore Smith Keller in 1991 in Kendallville, IN.
Kris is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert E. Smith of Fort Wayne; son, Wesley (Jenna); grandson, Lincoln; son, Lucas (Dr. Rachel); grandsons, Tobias and Theodore; granddaughters, Phoebe and Eden; daughter, Hannelore Smith Keller (Rev. Brent); granddaughters, Annalise and Evengeline; sister, Rebecca (Phillip); brother, Dana (Cheryl); brother, Kyle (Colleen); nieces, nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Marie; and brother, Corey; grandchildren, Micah-Stacey, and Lydia.
Funeral services for Kristina will be held on Saturday May 7th 2022 at Our Hope Lutheran Church (1826 Trinity Drive, Huntertown, IN 46748) at 10 am with calling 1 hour prior. Calling will also take place at FairHaven Funeral Home and Cremation (6557 N. Clinton St. Fort Wayne, IN 46825) on Friday from 4 pm until 8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests preferred memorials in Kristina’s honor be directed to Christian charities and Ministries.