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Norma M. Smith

October 16, 1920 - June 12, 2018

Burial Date June 16, 2018

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Norma M. Smith, age 97, was called home to the Lord at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday June 12, 2018, at her home with her loving family by her side.

Norma was born October 16, 1920 in Ottoville, to the late Edward A. and Matilda (Weber) Eickholt. On July 14, 1941 she married Bernard E. Smith who preceded her in death on December 9, 2003.

Norma was a 1938 graduate of Ottoville High School. She retired in 1983 from Ex-Cell-O after thirty four years of service. Following her retirement she served the community volunteering for the American Cancer Society, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and she volunteered more than 15,500 hours at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was a past member of the Eagles Aeries #370. Norma enjoyed reading, playing cards and she was a prayer warrior. She especially enjoyed her family.

She is survived by five children, John E. (Janet) Smith of Lima, Joyce A. (Eugene) Gable of Delphos, Janice I. (Thomas) Langhals of Huntsville, James B. “Jerry” (Patricia) Smith of Lima and Richard D. (Patricia) Smith of Lima; fifteen grandchildren; thirty two great grandchildren; two great – great grandchildren and three great grandchildren on the way; two sisters, Doris German of Ottawa and Lillian (Hank) Kohlreiser-Dezlan of Ft. Charlotte, FL; three sisters-in-law, Lois Leedy of Lima, JoAnn (Maurice) Sheets-Duggan of Waynesfield and Geneva Smith of Lima.

She is preceded in death by a two great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth J. (Rose) Eickholt; three sisters, Evelyn (Ray) Brinkman, Lucille (George) Mangas, Jeanette (Jim) Ruhe and two brothers-in-law, Karl German and Harold Kohlrieser.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 2200 W. Elm Street, Lima, Ohio 45805. Father Kent Kaufman and Father David Ross will officiate the service. Entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 15, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. A Parish Wake Service will be held at 8:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Central Catholic High School, 720 Cable Road, Lima, Ohio 45805.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

 

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