Mrs. Mary F. Smith, 83, of New Paris, Ohio, formerly of Hollansburg, passed away Monday, September 7, 2009 at Reid Hospital.
She was born May 1, 1926 in Lenoir City, Tennessee to William S. and Mary Margaret Munsey Lynn, both of whom preceded her in death. She married Roy Kenneth Smith on September 6, 1946. They raised 4 children and shared 48 years together before his death in July 1995.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and was retired from Belden in Richmond. She lived in the Hollansburg community many years before moving to New Paris in 1990. She enjoyed photography, quilting, genealogy, traveling and was very fond of her animals.
Mrs. Smith will be missed by her daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Dick Warvel, of Fountain City; 2 sons, Ron Smith and his wife, Kristina, of Spokane, Washington and Scott Smith, of Denver, Colorado; 7 grandchildren, Carla (Mike) Trible, Brent (Jenn) Warvel, Danny Gamache, Nichole Swennumsson, Matthew Smith, Mark Smith and Jordan Smith; 3 great-grandchildren, Gabe, Ella and Alex; 3 sisters, Irene Marshall, of Straughn; Rose (Dale) Brown, of Portland; and Nona (Mike) Doty, of Milton; 1 brother, James Lynn, of Cambridge City, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by 1 son, Joey Smith, on February 9, 1970.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Hollansburg Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Preble County Animal Shelter, 722 S. Franklin Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320, or New Paris Rescue Squad, 1139 Preble Drive, Eaton, Ohio 45320.