SIDNEY — Lucile H. Smart, 82, of 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014, at 7:12 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on July 24, 1931, in Lima, Ohio, the daughter of the late Henry and Erma (Gross) Long. On Nov. 21, 1953, she married Norman "Jack" Smart who preceded her in death May 7, 1988.
She is survived by four children, Charlie Smart and wife, Julie, of Fox Lake, Ill., Cynthia Welch and husband, John "Greg," of Sidney, Norman Smart and wife Veronica, of Anna, and Vicki Keniston and husband, Russell, of Pillager, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and former foreign exchange student, Celia Grespan, who she loved as her own daughter.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Raymond Long, and one granddaughter, Tina Smart.
Mrs. Smart was a homemaker and a member of the Rainbow Gardeners for more than 30 years.
In keeping with Mrs. Smart's wishes, a private funeral service will be held at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney with the Rev. George Gnade officiating. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney. There will be no public visitation prior to funeral services.
Memorials may be made to Rainbow Gardeners in memory of Lucile H. Smart. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Smart family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com.