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Helen Smith

July 5, 1927 — May 6, 2023

Lima, Ohio

Helen Smith, 95, passed away at 7:55 a.m. on May 6, 2023, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Helen was born on July 5, 1927, in Ada, Ohio, to Wayne and Anna (Elzay) Wright. She married Dan R. Smith on November 16, 1946.

Helen was a graduate of Ada High School. She worked for Commercial Motor Freight, Rawles Tire Division, and she later retired from Dan R. Smith & Son Plumbing and Heating. Helen was a member of Cairo United Methodist Church, a life member of VFW 1275 Auxiliary, BPOE- Lima Lodge #54, a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Elketts bowling and golf league, and a member of the Alpha Theta Sorority. Helen Also enjoyed painting, crafting, and gardening.

She is survived by her children, Bradley (Sharon) Smith, Ronald Smith, and Beverly “Bev” (Ron) Best; her grandchildren, Lonnie (Stacey) Smith, Matthew (Kim) Best, Brian (Jennifer) Best, Lisa (John) Smith, and Laura Best; step-grandson, Conner Pickens; nine great grandchildren; and one sister, Patty Betz of Kenton, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and siblings, Evelyn Fleming, Rosinna Wright, Betty jo Klingler, Cecil Williams, Shirley Wright, Norma Davis, Phyllis Vermillion, Ralph Wright, Leo Wright, Ray Wright, Floyd Wright, Gary Wright, Wayne Lewis, and Bill Wright.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.  A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, with visitation one hour prior to service.  Pastor Tom Fleming will officiate.  Burial will follow at Bluelick Cemetery, Lima.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home

920 North Cable Road, Lima, OH 45805

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