Mary L. Smith

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35 Railroad Street Plymouth OH 44865 12/28/2011 17:00:00

West Broadway Street Plymouth OH 44865 12/29/2011 11:00:00

Mary L. Smith, age 79, a long time resident of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 24, 2011 at MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield, Ohio. She was born on July 21, 1932 in Cass Township, Richland County, Ohio, to the late William R. and Hazel E. (Swanger) Russell. Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Shiloh High School and had worked as a clerk for the former Roethlisberger Transfer Co. in Shelby and retired from the Plymouth Elementary School where she was the secretary. She was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Shiloh American Legion Auxilary. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s school and sports activities, watching Plymouth High School basketball games, crocheting and making Christmas ornaments.
She is survived by her son, Rob (Marcella) Smith of Mansfield; two granddaughters, Taylor and Carly Smith of Mansfield; sister-in-law, Marie Russell of Columbus; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and wonderful care-giver, Barb Gerber of Willard.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 58 years, Robert D. Smith who passed away on August 26, 2011; three brothers, Charles (Nita) Russell, Robert Russell and R. Eugene (Betty) Russell.
Friends may call on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Secor Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ohio from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The funeral will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church Plymouth, Ohio, with Rev. Carol Kilgore officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Shiloh, Ohio. Memorial contributions can be made out to the Plymouth/Shiloh Athletic Boosters or to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be made to the family at


Paula Jessie Miller - Dec 29, 2011

Rob, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Your mom and your dad were both such kind, sweet people. God Bless, Paula

Ron Russell - Dec 29, 2011

My sincere condolences to your family. Aunt Mary was a joy to be around and she will be missed by all. I remember as a small child seeing her drive a tractor pulling a wagon load of hay, her wedding day, and many visits with her and Uncle Bob. She is now with the love of her life!

Jeni Caudill Shaver - Dec 29, 2011

Rob, I am sorry to hear of your moms passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jeni and Jim Shaver

Penny Ebersole - Dec 28, 2011

Rob and Marcella, my heart goes out to you. Please know that you are thought of and in my prayers. May God’s love surround you in your time of sorrow.

Judy Gregg - Dec 28, 2011

Rob, While the loss of both your parents in such a short time must be overwhelming, you have so much to be thankful for. We both have been blessed with parents and childhoods that most people long for but can only imagine. Remembering you in my thoughts and prayer,
Judy Fidler Gregg

Rick Hawkins - Dec 28, 2011

My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She and your Dad were very special folks and made a positive difference in the Plymouth-Shiloh Communities and School District. I remember your Mom’s great cookies and cheeseballs at the HS Sports Banquets. We will miss them both and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Rick, Gwen and Carter Hawkins, Ashburn, VA

Brad Ream - Dec 28, 2011

Rob and family, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you. Brad, Anita, Chelsea, and Molly Ream

Dave Williams - Dec 27, 2011

I am sorry to her of the passing of your mother. I apologize but I will not be able to attend either service. I am sure she was a wonderful lady.

Jim Mikowski - Dec 27, 2011

Rob, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I want to extend my sincere codolences to you and yur family. Take care my friend.

Don "Gene" & Sherry Fidler and family - Dec 27, 2011

Rob, We are so saddened by the news of your Mother’s passing. She was such a wonderful neighbor. We will forever remember the Christmas plates she and your Dad passed out during the holiday season; everything made by them, with loving care. May God give you peace in knowing, they will be sadly missed by many. It truly was a privilege for us to have known them.

Russ & Paula Welty - Dec 27, 2011

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Russ & Paula Welty

Kathy Dickson - Dec 27, 2011

Remembering and honoring with you the life well-lived of Aunt Mary. Her sweet smile, easy laugh, famous cheeseballs and cookies and breads… she always genuinely cared, and she will always be genuinely missed.
Thinking of you, Rob, Marcella, Taylor and Carly, with much love.

Barb Gerber - Dec 26, 2011

You have my sincere sympathy in the passing of your mom.It’s still a little shocking for me but now she is in the place where she wants to be and that is with your dad. I have wonderful memories of both your folks and so glad I was welcomed into their home/lives to help care for them their last few years of life.They will forever be in my heart. They was truly a very loving couple.