Agnes Monroe Smith, 93, of Parkman, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at her residence.
Mrs. Smith was born on Aug. 8, 1920, in Hiram, in what is now known as the Mormon Johnson Home. She spent the first 25 years of her life in that community and is a lifelong member of the Hiram Christian Church. Graduating from Hiram College in 1940, she taught history at Freedom High School for four years. She received her Master's from West Virginia University in 1945. Agnes then taught courses at West Virginia in 1945 and at Hiram College in 1946, and received her PhD. At Western Reserve University in 1966. She taught at Youngstown State University from 1964-1984. Agnes enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. Grandma always had cookies for all her family to enjoy. She was an avid reader and kept up reading on current events.In 2006 she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, following which she received a great deal of comfort having her family close during her final years.
On Dec. 23, 1941, she married Stanley B. Smith, where they then resided on their farm in Parkman until his passing on June 24, 2001. Also preceding her in death were brothers, Kress and Roger Monroe.
Agnes is survived by her four children, David (Olivia) Smith, Doris Delbo, Darl Smith and Diane (Dennis) Hall, all from Parkman with homes on the family farm. Also surviving is her sister, LaVerne Chalker of Ravenna; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A Memorial service to celebrate her life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Hiram Christian Church, 6868 Wakefield Road, (Rt. 82) Hiram, with Rev. Roger McKinney officiating.
Calling hours will be Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Green Family Funeral Home & Crematory Service in Mantua. Final resting place will be at Overlook Cemetery in Parkman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the
of Greater Cleveland, 23215 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 300, Beachwood, Ohio 44122 or to the Hiram Christian Church, P.O.Box 937, Hiram, Ohio 44234.
Her obituary and video tribute may be viewed at www.greenfamilyfuneralhome.com.