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Mrs. Dorothy P. Smith, 89, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Fountain City, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at Hospice of Hamilton in Hamilton, Ohio.
She was born January 2, 1920 in Russell County, Kentucky to Walter H. and Nona Elizabeth Murphy Richards. She married Walter A. Smith on February 5, 1941. This union was blessed with 5 children and spanned 66 years before Walt's death on June 8, 2007. She was a faithful member of Whitewater Christian Church and the Ladies Aide Society.
Mrs. Smith worked many years as a seamstress and was retired from Nettle Creek Industries. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who enjoyed doing crocheting and needlework. She enjoyed fishing, watching Andy Griffith, playing Euchre and other card games and taking trips with her girls.
Mrs. Smith will be missed by her daughters, Charlotte Ferguson, of Cincinnati, Ohio and Cynthia Robison, of Hamilton, Ohio; sons, Charles and Dennis Smith, both of Whitewater and Dick Smith, of Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren, Daryl, Dirk, Eric, Jerry, Rodney, Jeff, John, Julie, Danny Joe, Mark, Brian, Stephen, Bernadette and Rob; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter Smith, sister, Lucia Drucker and brother, Liston Richards.
Rev. Larry Girdwood will conduct a funeral ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 South US 27, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, at the funeral home.
The family encourages memorial contributions be sent to CancerFree Kids, PO Box 575, Loveland, OH 45140; the Whitewater Christian Church, 7918 North 227, Richmond, IN 47374, or Hospice of Hamilton, 1010 Eaton Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.
Grandma, the last few weeks were rough, and I can't believe you're gone. I'll see you in Heaven. Say Hi to Grandpa, Aunt Lucy, and my cats and dogs. Love you, Julie
Julie Nov 22 2009 12:00 AM
To the Smith Family: Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your mother. We knew both your father and mother. She was a beautiful woman and they were neighbors of ours in Fountain City for several years. We will be praying for you. Thank God for the beautiful memories.
Bernie and Mary Thomasson
Bernie and Mary Thomasson Nov 20 2009 12:00 AM
Im so sorry to hear about your mother. Your pain and grieving is felt and will be praying for you and your family during this time. We love you. You have meant alot to John and I. We are here if you need us.
John and Judy Waller Nov 19 2009 12:00 AM
To whomever reads this, this is my Mom and she was the best in the world. Of course we all think our Moms are the greatest, but I just want you to know that ours truly was the greatest. And a wonderful Christian who is now with God and Dad and all of the others who have gone before. WE LOVE YOU MOM!! REST IN PAIN FREE PEACE.
Charlotte Ferguson Nov 19 2009 12:00 AM
Dear Cynthia and Family,
Please accept my sympathies on the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you soon be comforted by happy memories of your loved one, knowing she is resting peacefully in God's loving arms. Take care~
Patti Gray Nov 19 2009 12:00 AM
Cynthia, Your mom looks as if she enjoyed life as much as you do. I don't know what it is like to lose my mom yet, but my prayers are coming your way. May you and your family feel the comfort and peace ofour God.
Sue Niehaus Nov 19 2009 12:00 AM