Darlene S. Hinton Smith Greenwood, age 72 of Hardinsburg, KY died Monday, April 22, 2019 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital after battling lung cancer. She was born in Hardinsburg, KY on January 8, 1947, the daughter of the late Elmer and Nola McClellan Hinton. Darlene was a medical billing patient respresentative who worked for nearly 40 years at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. Darlene enjoyed her job and helped numerous families navigate the often complicated and ever changing world of medical billing and insurance payment. Darlene loved her family and friends and they cherished the time they had with her. Darlene was a gifted seamstress and made many wedding gowns for not only her daughter and daughters-in-law, but other lucky brides in the area. Later as her rheumatoid arthritis made it impossible to make elegant gowns she still managed to make several veils. Darlene also enjoyed taking care of her flower beds and spending countless hours on that trusty snapper riding mower.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years Tom Smith, sisters Ida Stinnett, Anna Rae Lucas, Carolyn Sanders and her step great grandchild Zach Hoben.
Darlene is survived by her husband Bill Greenwood of Hardinsburg, KY
daughter - Janice Pate of Cloverport, KY
sons - Garry Smith (Debbie) and Barry Smith (Kim) of Hardinsburg, KY
step children: Tina Crosley (Lewis), Shawn Greenwood and Christie Greenwood
sister - Bettye Hinton of Hardinsburg, KY
grandchildren: Zach Smith (Kristi), Alex Smith, Katie Pate, Kyle Smith and Nick Smith
great grandchildren: Henley Smith and Karlee Pate
stepgrandchildren: Conner, Tess, Sara and Grace Crosley, Caydin, Cameron and Paisley Greenwood, Mason Hoben
Funeral services will be held at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home on Friday, 4-26-2019 at 11 AM with Rev. Hank Ricketson officiating. Burial will be in the Cloverport Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, 4-8 PM and Friday after 8 AM.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Hites Run Baptist Church, Pocket Full of Hope or Breckinridge memorial Hospital Foundation.
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