Estella A. “Ella” (Lockhart) Smith, 76, Evansville, died Wednesday, April 14, at Solarbron in Evansville.

She was born Aug. 10, 1933, in Lawrence County, Ill., daughter of William Beecher and Cora B. (Seitzinger) Lockhart. She was married to Don A. Smith, who passed away in 1996.

She worked at People's National Bank in Lawrenceville, Ill., and at Potter and Brumfield in Princeton as a secretary, at Western Southern Insurance and for Princeton and Evansville newspapers. She was a former member of May Chapel Church.

Survivors are Donna Jean Smith of Evansville and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Don, brothers and sisters Jewel Horan, Vera Mabel Lockhart, Gladys Neighbors, Dorothy Jacobs, Harriet Lockhart, Mary Kathryn Bentson, William Lockhart Jr., Percy Lockhart and Verna Watson.

The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at May Chapel Church in Lawrenceville, with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is also Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service.