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Betty L. Smith


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Betty L. Smith Obituary
Smith, Betty L.
1924 - 2015
Betty L. Smith, 91, of Reynoldsburg passed away at Mount Carmel East Hospital on July 19, 2015. She was born June 27, 1924 in Clarksburg, WV to Amos C. and Willa M. (Wyckoff) Hoover. Betty was a 1942 graduate of Victory High School where she was the editor of the yearbook and newspaper, and in National Honor Society. After graduation she worked as a secretary at Parsons Souders department store where she met her future husband, Marvin L. Smith. They were married March 5, 1949 and moved to Washington, DC in 1955. In DC, Betty was employed by the United Mine Workers. Following the death of her husband, she moved her family to Ohio and considered Reynoldsburg her home. Betty worked in the Ohio Dominican College Treasurer's Office for 24 years, retiring in 1990 as the Assistant to the Treasurer. In retirement she was an avid reader, Scrabble player, volunteer at Mount Carmel East and learned computer programs, Facebook, and online games. Betty enjoyed her lifelong interest in finance and bookkeeping; doing her own and others income taxes until her death. Her greatest pleasure in life was spending time with her family. Nana to six grandchildren, she attended many games, concerts, recitals, plays, graduations and weddings. An honorable woman who was full of character, she was genuine, kind, caring and loving to everyone she met. She handled numerous health problems in her later years with grace and dignity, always focusing on the positive. Betty is survived by children, Margaret Ann (Terry) Walter of Mount Vernon, Jeff (Becky Lightfritz) Smith of Lancaster, and Diane (Bruce) Arbaugh of Reynoldsburg; grandchildren, Kirstin, Matthew, Michael, Marcus (Jenny), Jonathan (Heather) and Katharine; and three great granddaughters. Besides her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth M. Brown and Mary Louise Hoover; and special aunt, Maxine Jeffrey Post. A private gravesite service was held at Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster, OH. Memories can be shared at www.legacy.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 19, 2017
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