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MARCIA ELLEN (LOTHAMER) SMITH, 81, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Born in Van Wert, Ohio on March 30, 1936, Marcia was the daughter of the late Claude and Pauline (Hartman) Lothamer. She was the valedictorian of the class of 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic School in Garrett, Ind. She married Albert "Cork" Smith on April 7, 1956 in Garrett. Marcia worked for Cooper Industrial Products in Auburn, retiring after 30 years of service. While working for Cooper, she earned her Associate in Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in marketing and sales from Purdue University. After retiring, she found more time to volunteer locally and to enjoy her hobbies that included quilting, restoring antiques and playing cards. She loved the sun and travelled to Bradenton, Fla. during the winter months. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City. Surviving are four children, Cindy (Diana) Smith of Garrett, Denny Smith of Fresno, Calif., Patty (Farrell) Gourneau of Belcourt, N.D. and Angie (Chuck) Hunter of Cincinnati, Ohio;, nine grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents Marcia was preceded in death by her husband, Albert "Cork" Smith, and a brother, Richard Lothamer. A funeral service is 11 a.m. March 19, 2018, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Garrett, Ind., with visitation from 10 a.m. until the service. Father Jim Schafer officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Creek Cemetery in rural Garrett with a celebration meal following at the church. Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn, is handling the funeral arrangements. Memorials may be made to the St. Martin's Healthcare Clinic, 1359 South Randolph Street, Garrett (IN 46738). Condolences may be left in Marcia's online guestbook at
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 11, 2018
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