Lucille R. Smith
age 88 of Minerva died Tuesday July 23, 2013 in the Great Trail Care Center. She was born May 20, 1925 in Nelsonville to Floyd and Ruth (Six) Dearth. She was a homemaker and member of the Minerva First Christian Church and the Secret Sisters.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Derward Smith who died in 2007, 3 brothers, Bill, Richard and Clifford Dearth and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Smith. She is survived by 3 daughters; Judith Turkson of Minerva, Debra (Ron) Fox of New Mexico and Martha (Ernie) Meyer of San Clemente, Calif., 6 sons; Robert (Ruthie) Smith of East Sparta, Thomas Smith of Malvern, Samuel (Cheryl) Smith of Louisville, Derward (Jean) Smith of Paradise, Calif., Mark (Debbie) Smith of Malvern and Richard (Lynne) Smith of Malvern, a brother, David (Beth) Dearth of North Canton, 37 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11a.m. in the Gotschall- Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Pastor Robert Smith and Pastor Dale Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Heritage Memorial Gardens. Calling hours will be Thursday 6-8:30p.m. at the funeral home. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Repository on July 25, 2013