Created on Monday, 19 November 2012 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Marilyn June Smith, 80, of Urbana, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 16, 2012, at Sterling House, Urbana.
She was born in DeGraff on Jan. 10, 1932, to the late Lloyd and Iris Huffman Russell. She was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Gene Smith, Larry Smith and John T. Rogers; a sister-in-law, Leona Rogers; and her mother- and father-in-law, Ethel and Stanley Smith.
On April 15, 1950, she married D. Dale Smith in the Rosewood Methodist Church, and he survives, along with five daughters, Pam (Nelson) Spellman of Urbana, Deb (Harry) Alltop of Cable, Kim (Tony) Broshes and Cheryl (Kevin) Gay, both of Urbana, and Lori (Gary) Ledford of West Liberty; Cinda Whaley of Florida, who was like a daughter to her; eight grandchildren, Felicia (Matt) Arnett, Jessica (Beau) Randall, Lesley (Sam) Doria, Dustin and Jessica Alltop, Tyler and Abbey Ledford and Casey Gay; five great-grandchildren, Conner and Maicey Arnett, Riley and Parker Doria and Avery Randall; a brother, Donald (Jean) Russell of Florida; brother-in-law, Roy (Shirley) Keeran of Cable, sister-in-law, Lois Smith of Cable; and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of Kingscreek United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women. An avid sports fan, she enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren’s games, and watching them show horses and Holsteins at the local, state and national levels while representing Stan-Mar-Dale Farms. She was active in 4-H and loved to cook.
She and Dale loved wintering in Florida for the past 15 years.
Marilyn worked for 30 years along her husband, clerking his auctions around West-Central Ohio.
The Rev. David Brown officiates a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kingscreek United Methodist Church, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial is in Kingscreek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingscreek United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were handled by Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty, where condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.