Smith, Lenore

Written by David Green.

Lenore V. Smith, 101, of Morenci, Mich., died Feb. 9, 2011, at Herrick Hospital in Tecumseh, Mich.

She was born Feb. 25, 1909, in Swanton, Ohio, to William Batdorf and Lula Schneider. She married Merrill “Tiny” Smith in Swanton and he preceded her in death in 1964.

Lenore had worked as a secretary for Dr. Bowman in Swanton. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed making her clothes. She was known for her exceptional memory.

Lenore is survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Merrill, she was preceded in death by her parents and two daughters, Gretchen Lenore Dickerson and Sarah Ann Wolfe.

Visitation is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, at the Adrian (Mich.)Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta, Ohio.

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