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SMITH, Mary Lou age 81, of Middletown, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 21, 2013 at her residence. She was born December 27, 1931 in Elyria, Ohio. Mary Lou was employed for 30 years at the Deurer Manufacturing Company, and worked at Frisch's for several years. She was a lifetime member of the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church, being raised in the parsonage by her grandparents from the age of two years old. The family extends special thanks and appreciation to Hospice of Middletown, especially Bonnie and Sarah, for their care of Mary Lou during her illness. She will be deeply loved and missed forever by those who knew her. Preceding her in death were her mother, Margaret L. Jones; her father, Frank Adkins; and her grandparents, Rev. John and Nellie Nisewonder, who raised her. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Richard E. Smith; one daughter, Pam (Cory) Smith; one son, Richard J. (Michelle) Smith; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; ; her brother, Jimmy Jones; numerous nieces and nephews; and best friend, Judy Warner and family. Visitation will be Friday, October 25, 2013 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Ridge United Methodist Church, 1052 Middletown-Eaton Road in Madison Township, followed by services at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jack Marsh and Rev. Scott Meeker officiating. Interment will be at Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio. Condolences may be sent to the family at herr-riggs.com. Arrangements by Herr-Riggs Funeral Home, 210 S. Main St., Middletown.
Published in The Middletown Journal on Oct. 23, 2013