97 year old Brethren death in; Fourman/Shuttleworth/Minnich/Stauffer/Taylor/Fricke/Hocker

Patrick McGarry

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Mary Louise Smith, 97 of Greenville, formerly of Piqua, passed away at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at the Brethren Retirement Community. She was born September 12, 1924 in Darke County to the late Edward and Martha E. (Shuttleworth) Fourman. She married Ezra O. Smith December 29, 1945 in Darke County and he preceded her in death in 1998.

Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Dennis) Booher of Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania; a daughter in law, Karen Smith of Troy; a sister in law, Donna Fourman of Greenville; eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Including her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter and son in law, Linda & Doug Link; her son, Larry J. Smith; and five brothers and three sisters.

Mrs. Smith attended Bradford High School and was a longtime member of the Piqua Church of the Brethren. Mary was a hardworker her whole life and had worked for Atlas Superior for many years, and then as the head cook at the Joint Vocational School for ten years before retiring in 1985. She enjoyed being active with the Ladies Fellowship of the Church group in the past and was pleased with her care and friendships made over the years at the Brethren Retirement Community. Mary was an excellent cook and loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren and also root on her Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Reds. Mary will be missed by all those who loved her.

A service to honor her life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Chaplain Todd Reisch officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Saturday also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Brethren Retirement Community 750 Chestnut St., Greenville OH 45331 or to the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter 6077 Far Hills Ave Box 117 Dayton, OH 45459. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.

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