TIPP CITY - Mary Ellen Smith, age 90, formerly of Troy; more recently of Tipp City, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Genesis Healthcare Troy Center.
She was born on May 1, 1923 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Tyree Kidder and Sara Susan (Tolle) Kidder.
Mary Ellen is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara Sue and Wayne Wagner of Troy, Ohio, and Mary Lou DeHart and Jim Denning of Tipp City, Ohio; her son, William E. Smith III of Watertown, New York; grandchildren, David (Tina) Wagner, Tim (Tina) Wagner, Michael (Janet) DeHart, Michele (Bryan) Blake, Kelly Sales, Andrew Smith, William Smith, and Aaron Smith; great-grandchildren, Douglas Wagner; Arika Wagner; Meredith DeHart; Andrew DeHart; Caleb Blake; Luke Blake; Josh Sales; Jason Sales; and Kimberly Sales.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Kidder, and former husband, William E. Smith II.
Mary Ellen was formerly employed with the Sears Catalog Company, First National Bank, and Gables Restaurant in Troy.
Services will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Baird Funeral Home, Troy, Ohio, with the Rev. John Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in Miami Memorial Park, Covington, Ohio. The family will receive friends from 10:00AM-12 Noon on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami Co., PO Box 502 Troy, Ohio 45373.
Friends may express condolences to the family through www.bairdfuneralhome.com