March 7, 1969 ~ June 3, 2022

Born in: Greenfield, IN
Resided in: Indianapolis, IN

Kelly Sue Smith – Perry, age 53, of Indianapolis, IN died unexpectedly on June 3, 2022.  She was born on March 7, 1969 in Greenfield, IN to Vaughn Ross “Butch” Kuhns and Patsy Jean (Cole) Kuhns who both survive.

She was a 1987 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School and went on to become an educator herself working for various schools, most recently at The Oaks Academy.  She was an active member of the Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood Association, Fountain Square Presbyterian Church, where she was also on the Mercy Team and a volunteer with Meet Me Under the Bridge Ministries.  She loved the outdoors, especially kayaking, hiking and riding her bike around town.

She is survived by her parents; children, Aaron Smith, Miriam Smith, Donnie Smith and Michael Spalding; grandson, Michael Smith; brother, Von Ryan (Melissa) Kuhns as well as numerous aunts and uncles.  Extended family from The Oaks and Fountain Square Presbyterian will also mourn her loss.  She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1505 N. Delaware, Indianapolis from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.  Burial will be private.  Donations in Kelly’s memory can be made to Meet Me Under the Bridge Ministries.  Envelopes will be available at the church.  Arrangements entrusted to Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services – Indianapolis.


Visitation: June 10, 2022 11:00 am - March 28, 2023 1:00 pm

Redeemer Presbyterian Church
1505 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Funeral Service: June 10, 2022 1:00 pm

Redeemer Presbyterian Church
1505 N. Delaware St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Kelly Sue Smith-Perry's name.

Meet Me Under the Bridge


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. It was not surprizing to hear Kelly say, ” I love you!” She loved so freely! I’ll never forget hearing her say those words when we saw each other after a long absence. “Who, me? She’s talking to me?” The warmth in her steady gaze confirmed she was talking to me. She truly saw the spirit in people and valued us and generously gave us her affection. Thank-you, Kelly. We will honor your memory by freely expressing love and interest in others.

  3. Kelly always showed and showered joy when we saw each other and that blessing was always God-timed and etched in my memory.

  4. Kelly you were‘s such a great person and so blessed I have got to know you through school!!!! You will be deeply missed. 🙁

  5. Every time you saw me, you were always so kind to me, and very warming. You were filled with such joy and full of life. You’re light was so radiant for all to see. Prov. 3:5-6

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