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Kathleen Smith

December 25, 1947 — December 18, 2023

Lima, Ohio


Kathleen Smith, 75, passed away on December 18, 2023, at Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center.  

Kathleen was born on December 25, 1947, in Lima, Ohio to Russell and Delores (Timmerman) Burden. On June 18, 1966, she married Boyd Smith who survives in Lima.      

Kathleen loved going on cruises with her husband. She also enjoyed reading and knitting.   

She is survived by her children, Darren Smith and Kris (Ryan Zorn) Burkholder; grandchildren, Brandon, Kearston, Peyton, Nathon, Levi, Tanner, Rachael, Hannah, Rebekah, and Braxton; eight great grandchildren; and her dog Fletcher.

She is preceded in death by a son, Brad Smith.  

There will be no services at this time.

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