Frances Genevieve Smith

August 18, 1926 - June 26, 2020

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Monday, June 29, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Secor Funeral Home
202 West Maple Street
Willard , Ohio 44890

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
11:00 am
Church of the Master
2643 State Route 162
Steuben , Ohio

Frances Genevieve Smith, age 93, resident of Willard, Ohio, passed away on, Friday, June 26, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 18, 1926, in Greenfield Township.

A graduate of North Fairfield High School, she had worked at City Loan, in Norwalk, from 1944-1949. She was a loving wife and mom, taking care of her family throughout the years. Her grandchildren will always remember and cherish the times she spent with them reading stories. Fran loved baking, gardening, sewing, and singing. She was a longtime member of Church of the Master, where she sang in the choir, taught Bible school, and was part of the Women’s Federated Circle. Fran was also a 4-H Advisor, a Charter Member of Harvester’s Farm Bureau council, and For Efficiency Farm Women’s Club.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her husband of 71 years, Malcolm Smith, whom she married on January 1, 1949; five daughters, Linda (Dick) Smith, Patricia (Tom) Miller, Karen Martin, Barbara Smith, Carol Kathleen “Kathy” Smith; eleven grandchildren, Mark (Melissa) Smith, Paul Smith, Erika Miller, Andrea Miller, Nicholas (Karen) Miller, Matt (Stephanie) Martin, Amy (Jeff) Walliser, Stacey (Jason) Sutherland, Laura (Neil) Weaver, Mandi (Ryan) Paseka, and Seth Gentner; seventeen great grandchildren; half-brother, Bob Mitchell; half-sister, Beverly Orr; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fran was preceded in death by her grandparents, whom raised her as their own, Jennie and Fred Mitchell; and sisters, Dolores Lockyer and Yvonne Blackwell.

Family and friends may visit on Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Master, 2643 State Route 162, Steuben, Ohio. Burial will follow at Greenfield Cemetery in Steuben, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice or Steuben Church of the Master. Online condolences may be made to her family by visiting


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Larry and Charla Dent - Jul 6, 2020
Pat and family. So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
Marlene and Doyle Stevens - Jul 2, 2020
We were sorry to hear of her passing. She was a wonderful mother, as can be seen by her beautiful family. Please accept our sympathy. We wanted to contact all but decided this was best way. Love to you all, The Stevens family
Mel & Terry Brown - Jul 1, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. She always had a smile. Just a very good person. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Smith Family. May God bless you in this time of sorrow.
Lynne Bayley & Tony Moore and Stanton Taylor - Jul 1, 2020
To the Smith family, please know how sadden our family is to hear of your loss. We are sending our prayers and hugs in hopes of providing you and your family with comfort. She was a wonderful women who will be fondly remembered by all.
Marc South - Jun 30, 2020
Just saw this. So sorry for your loss. She was "good people".
Barry and Rhonda Jester - Jun 30, 2020
So sorry to hear about Fran! She was a lovely lady!!
The Hollar’s - Jun 30, 2020
With sympathy, we are so sorry for your loss. Many prayers.
Mary Beth Chisholm Harmon - Jun 29, 2020
So sorry to hear of Fran's passing. She and Malcom were such help to our parents and great neighbors. She was such a nice lady, and will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Chuck and Tami Burkhart - Jun 29, 2020
Our hearts go out to this family. We are so sorry for your loss.
Beryl Boggess - Jun 29, 2020
What a sweet sweet person she must be...and how blessed to have a Mom who prays with you.
Steven R. - Jun 29, 2020
Please accept my condolences on your loss. Fran was a great lady and wonderful mom. I have very warm memories of her kindness. She lives on in her children.
Shirley Lanham - Jun 29, 2020
I’m so very sorry for your loss Fran was a friendly person no one was a stranger .Prayers for all.
Cindy Bunner - Jun 29, 2020
Many many wonderful memories I have of Fran. Always a smile, and always welcoming. In Fran’s kitchen you were family. She was an amazing lady that I was blessed to know. I’m sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts.
Cindy Mercer - Jun 28, 2020
My heart aches for your loss. Your family welcomed me on many visits as if they had known this awkward kid from South Charleston forever. Thank you for sharing your family with me, Linda!
Pj Smith - Jun 28, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful and kind hearted woman. I am glad I had the honor to meet Fran.
JimDempsey - Jun 28, 2020
So sorry for your loss...Prayers
Sandy & John Corte - Jun 28, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Fran was a wonderful woman. Kind and caring and loving.
Rebecca Atherton Williams - Jun 28, 2020
I am very sorry to hear that you lost your mother. She was the best. Becky
Bruce and Rosemary Atherton - Jun 27, 2020
Fran was a delightful lady and it is an honor to have known her. We are so sorry for your loss. Love, Bruce and Rosemary
Dorothy thomas - Jun 27, 2020
Condolences from the Thomas family to the children of Frances Smith you will be sadly missed by all
Gwen Adkins - Jun 27, 2020
I’m very sorry for your loss, Fran was a lovely woman.