Oct. 6, 1926 - Dec. 10, 2012
Doris E. Smith, 86, of Spencerville, passed away at 12:11 p.m. Monday at St. Rita's Medical Center following a sudden illness. She was a resident of the Roselawn Manor Nursing Home.
She was born Oct. 6, 1926, in Jay County, Indiana, to Guy J. and Dessie A. (Grile) Stults, who preceded her in death.
On Dec. 15, 1945, she married John F. "Bud" Smith, who died on Dec. 23, 2009.
Survivors include two children, Steve (Pam) Smith of Spencerville and Cheryl (Patrick) Osting of Delphos; six grandchildren, Jeff (Stephanie) Smith of Opelika, Ala.; Greg (Kelly) Smith of Dumas, Texas, Mike Prine of Spencerville, Carissa (Marc) Reinicke of Lima, Joseph (Krystall) Knepper of Defiance and Mitchell Price of Columbus; 10 great-grandchildren, Meagan and Tyler Dietering, Alysa Smith, Hannah and Haylee Prine, Jesse Farley, Indiliza Reinicke, Karlina Reinicke and Brianna and Kelsie Day; a sister, Margaret (Fred) Reynolds of Anderson, Ind.; and a brother-in-law, Gerard Rodmaker of Marion, Ind.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas Smith; three brothers, Cecil Stults, Glenn Stults and infant Irvin Stults; a sister, Marjorie Ralston; brothers-in-law, Robert (Dottie) "Nub" Smith and Raymond "Ace" Smith; and a sister-in-law, Norma Rodmaker.
Mrs. Smith was a 1945 graduate of the Portland High School in Indiana. A homemaker, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking and playing cards.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home in Spencerville, the Rev. John G. Medaugh officiating. Burial will follow in the Spencerville Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Spencerville United Church of Christ.