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Kathryn Mary Unger


Kathryn Mary Unger, 78, of Greenfield, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. She was born in Elmira, New York on Oct. 16, 1941 to Gerald Layton Smith and Theresa Eileen (Mingo) Smith. She attended Sullivan High School. Kathryn graduated from Union-Endicott High School in Endicott, New York in 1960.  She married Paul “Lou” Unger on Dec. 29, 1962, at St. Mary’s Church in Sullivan.

She worked for Marsh Supermarket as a florist for 18 years before retiring in 2005. Kathryn was a member of the Red Hats Society in Greenfield. She liked listening to 50s music, going out with friends for lunch, reading women’s magazines, crossword puzzles and watching birds and squirrels. Kathryn loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her sons Christopher Layton Unger, Michael David (Suzanna) Unger and Joseph Erwin Unger, all of Greenfield; brothers Gerald “Bud” (Joan) Smith, of Vincennes, and David (Tina) Smith, of Linton; sister-in-law Claudia Smith; five grandchildren Jordan, Chasity, Macy, Jesse and Zoe; two great-grandchildren Elijah and Layken; and many loving cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Gerald Layton Smith and Theresa Eileen (Mingo) Smith; husband Paul “Lou” Unger; son Paul Lewis Unger; sister Jean (Smith) Rothwell; brother-in-law Jerry; and brother Richard “Dick” Smith.

Visitation will be held on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, from 3 until 7 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary and Crematory, 1484 W. U.S. Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A Celebration of Kathryn’s Life will follow visitation, beginning at 7 p.m. As a reminder, masks are required in public indoor spaces and please practice social distancing.

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