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Gertrude L. Smith, age 97, of Wayne twp, died Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Jefferson Health Care Center in Jefferson, Ohio.
She was born February 12, 1920 in Youngstown, OH, to David and Mary (Herbert) Evans. Mrs. Smith was a longtime area resident and was employed for over 25 years at Kennametal in Orwell. She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Jefferson; and a member of the Wayne Historical Society. Mrs. Smith enjoyed bowling, playing cards, traveling on bus trips, swimming, crafts, baking, cooking, and especially being with her family.
Mrs. Smith married Leroy C. Smith, Sr. on Oct. 23, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1997. She is also preceded by her brother, John Evans; sister, Florence Jones; and daughter-in-law, Evelyn Bobbitt Smith.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her five children, Ralph (Kathy) Smith of Wayne Township, Ohio, Mary (Charles) Sharpe of Dorset, Ohio, Leroy Smith Jr. of Gilbert, Arizona, Kathleen (Daniel) Alexander of Pierpont, Ohio, and David (Shari) Smith of Dorset, Ohio, her brother, David Evans of Panama City, Florida; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 134 Prospect St., Andover, OH. Burial will follow in Hayes Cemetery, Wayne Township, OH. Calling hours will be on Monday, July 17th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Online guestbook available at www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com
Published on  July 15, 2017
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