Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Fr. Myles Smith

From Chandler Funeral Home:He was born on November 6, 1944 in Indianapolis; he was the son of Delmore E. and Kathleen G. (Behrmann) Smith. He attended college at Saint Meinrad, theology at The Catholic University of Louvain and received a J.C.L from The Catholic University of America. He was ordained by Archbishop George J. Biskup at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Indianapolis on July 25, 1970.In 1984, Father Smith was initiated into Theta Chi Fraternity at Indiana University, Bloomington, and served as an advisor to the fraternity. In 2006, on the 150th anniversary of the fraternity, he was presented the Theta Chi 100th Anniversary Medallion from the 1956 National Convention in recognition of his work on behalf of Theta Chi.He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother.Father Smith is survived by his brothers, Dennis Smith and Neil Smith of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews; God children, Kellen Neal Hottell, Rylan Hottell, and Leyton Kyle Hottell; his brotherGÇÖs dog, Patty whom he loved very much; and many friends.From the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:___Visitation:2:00 GÇô 8:00 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2012Chandler Funeral Home203 E. Temperance Street Ellettsville, IN 47429___Vigil Service:7:30 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2012Presider: Fr. Phil Bowers(with his fraternity brothers from the Theta Chi Fraternity)Chandler Funeral Home___Reception of the Body:10:00 am, Monday, May 7, 2012Presider: Fr. Joe Moriarty___St. John the Apostle Church4607 West State Road 46Bloomington, IN 47404(Father Myles was pastor here from July 1982 until August 1995.)___Visitation before the Funeral Mass: 10:00-11:00 am, Monday, May 7, 2012St. John the Apostle Church___Funeral Mass:11:00 am, Monday, May 7, 2012Main Celebrant: Bishop Christopher J. Coyne, SLDHomilist: Fr. Joe MoriartySt. John the Apostle Church**Archdiocese of Indianapolis priests wishing to concelebrate should bring their 2000 Jubilee Year vestments.___Funeral Meal (immediately following the funeral), Monday, May 7, 2012St. JohnGÇÖs Family Life Center (all are invited)___Rite of Committal and Burial:3:00 pm, Monday, May 7, 2012Presider: Fr. Jerry KirkhoffPriestsGÇÖ Circle, Calvary Cemetery435 West Troy, Indianapolis, IN 46225(There will be no formal procession to the cemetery. All who wish to attend should gather at the PriestsGÇÖ Circle by 3:00 pm.)