Elizabeth I. Smith, age 87 of Lima, passed away at 9:16 a.m., Thursday, December 15, 2022, at her residence. She was born January 26, 1935, in Beaverdale, Pennsylvania to the late Stephen A. and Mildred V. Sherry Nagy. In 1952 she married Walter K. Smith, Sr. who passed away on June 24, 2017.
Mrs. Smith has been a member at St. Rose Parish since 1959 when they moved to Lima for her husband’s employment at Ford Motor Company. She spent her days tending to the household and raising her children. She loved her family. Her favorite thing to do was to support her children and grandchildren (great grandchildren too) in their activities. She enjoyed spending time with the ladies from her bible study group. She loved going ‘home’ to visit family in Pennsylvania, which she took every opportunity to do when the offer arose. She was excited to give hands on instruction to her grandson on how to make family favorite recipes and bake holiday pastries with her niece. She took pleasure in being involved in any family gathering and always contributed to the event.
Of her 5 children, she is survived by Shirley (John) Basham of Martinsville, IN; Walter K. Jr. (Doris) Smith of Lima; Gary (Angie) Smith of Belle Fourche, SD; Theresa (Darren) Dew of Lima. Her heart suffered greatly at the loss of her youngest Anthony (Antoinette also deceased) of Lima.
She is survived by 2 sisters – Margaret Minor of Summerhill, PA, and Viola (Tim) Ickes of Beaverdale, PA. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Her legacy carries on through her 16 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren and the one to arrive.
No services will be held for her wishes are to be cremated with her ashes to be buried with her father in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in PA.