Dorothy E. "Dottie" Smith, 87, of 2500 N. Kuther Road, Sidney, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at 3:57 a.m. at her residence.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1925, in Orange, N.J., the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Kovalcheck) Baumeister.
On April 16, 1955, she married Kenneth W. Smith, who survives along with two daughters, Nancy E. Lewis and husband Dale, of Brandon, Fla., and Carol A. Bodenhorn and husband Timothy, of Sidney; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Wielkiewing and one stepbrother, Howard Baumeister.
Mrs. Smith graduated from high school in Westfield Massachusetts and obtained her bachelor's degree in practical arts and letters from Boston University. She spent most of her career as a secretary for several businesses, including Seagram's, the Baltimore Colts, and McCormick's. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Dottie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to her family, who will miss her beautiful smile.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 7, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church, with Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery in Pasco.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229-3095 or Holy Angels Catholic Church in memory of Dorothy E. Smith. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Smith family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com.
Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
Published in Sidney Daily News on June 4, 2013