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Mary Smith

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.

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Mary was a truly wonderful lady. Only after moving to Tennessee do we understand why she loved it here so much. Her light will always shine in the faces of her extraordinary family members.

Sharon & Dick Austerman Sep 9 2009 12:00 AM

Rita, Sending deepest sympathy for your loss of your mother. While in your shop I remember hearing you share stories of your mom and her pets. I also remember visiting your house when we were in high school and can hear your mom talking to us. Love and prayers, Mickie

Mickie Brim Sep 9 2009 12:00 AM

My deepest and most sincere condolences. Though I only knew Mary through her son Scott, I know she loved her family very deeply and was loved by all who knew her. She will be missed. May she rest peacefully.

Toni Carpenter Sep 9 2009 12:00 AM

Our sincere condolences to family and friends. My "Aunt" Mary was already an Angel and truly one of the most wonderful ladies on earth. Mary made the world a better place and she will live in our hearts forever. "Lord, I know she is in good hands. Love you Aunt Mary."

Kent and Cathie Marshall Sep 8 2009 12:00 AM