Funeral services for LEAH ARLENE SMOOT, 82, of Danville, will be held at 2 pm Thurs., June 22, 2017 at WEAVER & RANDOLPH FUNERAL HOME DANVILLE with visitation from 11 am. Burial will take place in Danville South Cemetery.
Arlene was born in Indianapolis to Arthur and Edith (McGuire) Copeland. She was a 1953 graduate of New Winchester High School. Arlene married Donald G. Smoot Feb. 14, 1954, he preceded her in death Nov. 13, 2014. She had been a bookkeeper/office manager for Mutual Benefit Life in Indianapolis, as well as at Danville Chyrsler-Plymouth for 46 years. She was a charter member of Northview Christian Church in Danville. Arlene was very active volunteering to keep and obtain horse trails in Indiana. She was a life and board member of Indiana Trail Riders Association, the Indiana Horse Council, and the Hendricks County Trail Development Association. Arlene was also a charter and board member of the Red Hats and Purple Chaps; the first equestrian chapter of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed camping with horses and collecting hand painted antique dishes.
Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Diana (Jim) Williams, Donna (Kenny) Sale, Sharon (Don) Spencer, all of Danville, and Steven (Danena) Price, of Lizton. Arlene is also survived by several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a niece, Patty Earles, 2 sisters, and a brother.