Trudy Smith
1943 - 2021
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Trudy Smith

High Bridge, MO - Trudy Smith, 77, of High Ridge, Missouri passed away on April 29, 2021.

Born Gertrude Ann Osburg on September 4, 1943 in Kentucky, she graduated from Academy Notre Dame of Providence High School in 1961. She married Stephen Smith of Bellevue, Kentucky on September 18, 1965. They lived in Cincinnati and later Fairfield, Ohio with their four daughters and relocated to Missouri in 2001.

Trudy enjoyed reading, photography, sewing, painting, scrapbooking, making crafts, doing needlework, and playing board games and cards. She was a talented hairdresser, cake decorator, and gardener. She took many trips with family and was very active in her grandchildren's lives.

Trudy was preceded in death by her parents Franklin C. and Nell (Diehm) Osburg and siblings Margie Whitehead, James Osburg, Fred "Oz" Osburg, and Ted Weiner.

She is survived by husband of over 55 years Stephen A. Smith of High Ridge, Missouri; daughters Karen (Barry) Galloway, Margie Smith, Nancy (Bruce) Johnson, and Vicky Herbel; siblings Rev. Frank "Bud" Osburg, Sister Claire Osburg, and Pearl (Neil) Leonard; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 5 at St. Phillip's Catholic Church, 1402 Mary Ingles Hwy., Melbourne, Kentucky 41059 followed by a reception at the Parish Center.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Chosen With a Mission at This is the nonprofit founded by Trudy's daughter Nancy, supporting an elementary school in Matugga, Uganda. Checks can be made payable to "Chosen With a Mission" and mailed to 1702 Carney Winters Road, Ashland City, TN 37015.

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on May 9, 2021.
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May 10, 2021
I attended grade school with Trudy and high school with Steve. Both left a very positive impression on me. I will always remember them.
David Smith
May 10, 2021
Trudy, may you Rest In Peace & God bless Steve & family.
Carole Jean Wagner Wilson
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