Martha Jean Smith

December 13, 1923 ~ December 13, 2021 (age 98)

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Martha Jean Smith , 98, passed away at 9:49 p.m. on December 13, 2021, at Lima Convalescent Home.

Martha was born on December 13, 1923 in Spencerville, Ohio, to Vernon C. and Pansy (Wagner) Blakeley.  On September 14, 1940 she married John Delbert Smith, who preceded her in death.       

Martha was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church. She was the activity director at Lima Manor for 10 years. Martha loved puzzles, quilting, card games, and square dancing. Above all she loved her grandchildren.    

She is survived by her children, Barbara Remlinger, Kathleen (Scott) Bash, Kimberly (Randy) Wright, Thomas Smith, Nancy (Clay) Armstrong; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Smith; son-in-law,

Norm Haslop; and 17 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sons David and Michael Smith; daughters, Peggy Haslop, and Christine Smith; son-in-law James Remlinger; sisters, Helen Schantz, and Donna Miller; a brother Donald Blakeley, and a grandson Nicholas Wright.

A Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m.on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at St. Gerard’s Catholic Church.        Father Mike Sergi will officiate.  Burial will follow at Gethsemani Cemetery, Lima.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Kidney Foundation or St. Rita’s Hospice. 

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Funeral Mass
December 16, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Gerard Catholic Church
240 W. Robb St.
Lima, OH 45801

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