Loretta K. Smith
1953 - 2016
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Loretta K. Smith, 63, Bluffton, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23, 2016, at James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born Aug. 11, 1953, to the late Millard and Alice (Fiechter) Aschliman. She married David J. Smith Aug. 19, 1973, in Bluffton; he survives. 
She was a 1971 graduate of Adams Central Community Schools. Loretta was retired from the U.S. Postal services after 33 years of service. She worked 18 years as the postmaster at Craigville. She attended Life Community Church. 
Among survivors are her sons, Austin (Rachel) Smith of Decatur, Jason (JulieAnn) Smith of Boswell, Pa., and Joshua (Tricia) Smith of Fort Wayne; daughters, Lisa (Jonathan) Ringger of Southeast Asia and Lana (Tim) Shoaf of Bluffton; brother, Derryl (Peggy) Aschliman of Decatur; sisters, Siane (Von) Heryerly of Bluffton, Laura (Mark) Grime of Fort Wayne and LouAnn (Keith) Kaehr of Decatur; and 18 grandchildren. 
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Life Community Church. Kent Ringger and John Reinhard will officiate the ceremony. Burial will take place in Apostolic Christian Cemetery. 
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Goodwin-Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. 
Preferred memorials are to Life Community Church or "Summers Best Two Weeks," 111 Lake Gloria Rd., Boswell, Pa.
Online condolences may be made at www.thegmcfamily.com. 

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Published in Decatur Daily Democrat from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2016.
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November 27, 2016
Loretta was such a kind soul! I remember many years ago when 5 children were born in such a small time because I baby sat for Dave and Loretta. She had such patience. Loretta goooo now and be free of pain and love on those who have gone before you. Your beauty will continue to shine thur Christ here on earth until you are seen again.
LeAnn Gerber
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