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Smith Irene Smith, age 93, of Westerville, Ohio, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Friendship Village of Columbus Health Center. She was born on September 30, 1923 in Fremont, Ohio to the late William "Bill" and Catherine (Wasson) Smith. She was a 1941 graduate of Port Clinton High School and 1945 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Irene retired from the Erie Army Depot of Columbus where she met the love of her life and late husband Wilford "Bill" Smith. She was mother to Christopher Burke (Doris McEntarffer Shockley); proud grandmother to Christopher "Chip" Burke (Julia Backoff) and Maria Burke. Devoted sister to late Wasson "Bud" Smith (Gail Webster). Loving stepmother to Laura Detjen and Jennifer Klein and dear aunt to Judith "Judy" Smith, Martha "Marty" Kiser, William Smith, and Thomas Smith. Irene was proud to be expecting her first great grandson in September (Burke - Backoff). Irene was an adept piano player and skilled bridge player. She enjoyed vacationing in Florida with her late husband and reading mystery novels. Irene will always be remembered for her warm personality and deep love for her family. A memorial service will be held June 20 at 11 a.m. at the Friendship Hall of Friendship Village of Columbus. Interment will be at the Waldo, Ohio Cemetery.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch from June 18 to June 19, 2017
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