- Local Guide
Marian I. Smith, 89, 307 Stinebaugh Drive, Wapakoneta, died peacefully at 12:15 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 5, 1923, in Buckland, to Vera (Stout) and Oscar Sprague, who preceded her in death. On Feb. 6, 1944, in Philadelphia, Pa., she married Thomas A. Smith, who survives.
Also surviving are a son David M. (Teresa) Smith of Wapakoneta; a daughter, Luanne (John) Brown, of Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren, Christine (Mike) Enderud, Kendra Hunter, Carrie (Michael) Daniel, Scott (Linda) Brown, and Katie Brown; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica Enderud, Bailey Enderud, Dylan Strauss, Emma Strauss, Ian Brown, Owen Brown, and Evan Daniel; a sister Maxine (Jon) Spyker, of Bradenton, Fla.; and brother-in-law, Fred (Lucille) Smith, of Fostoria.
She was a graduate of 1940 Buckland High School and attended business college.
She was a homemaker.
Her memberships include Wayne Street United Methodist Church and Mothersâ€™ Study Club in St. Marys, Order of Eastern Star (past worthy matron) in both Spencerville and St. Marys, VFW and American Legion auxiliaries, both in Spencerville.
She enjoyed traveling, playing cards (especially the game of bridge), playing the piano and ballroom dancing. Marian was a cultured, sophisticated woman and a true supporter of the arts. She was extremely loyal to her circle of close friends. Above all, the most important thing in her life was her family.
A Celebration of Life service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Miller - Long & Folk Funeral Home (314 W. High Street Chapel) in St. Marys, with the Rev.Steve Weatherly officiating. Burial will follow at Spencerville Cemetery in Spencerville.
Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to either ABC Center in New Bremen or Cancer Association of Auglaize County.
Online condolences may be expressed aat millerfuneralhomes.net.
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