Here is the obit from the South Bend Tribune archives:
LaVaun L. Smith Hill
Aug. 16, 1921-Dec. 17, 1994
SOUTH BEND - LaVaun L. Smith Hill, 73, formerly of Lynn Street, died at 5 a.m. Saturday in Greensprings Manor Healthcare. Mrs. Hill was born Aug. 16, 1921, in East Gilead, Mich., coming to South Bend in 1961 from Coldwater, Mich. In 1942 she married Donald L. Smith . He died. In South Bend she married Ralph F. Hill. He died June 29, 1981. Surviving are a daughter, Susan Marie Cholasinski of South Bend; two sons, Donald L. Smith of South Bend and Robert E. Smith of O'Fallon, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Evealo Kanouse of Sturgis, Marie Hewitte of Lansing and Glendora Drake of Jackson, Mich.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday in Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka, where a prayer service will be at 4 p.m. Cremation will follow, with burial in Bremen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cancer Society of St. Joseph County.