Smith, Mary Ellen

Mary Ellen Smith, 91, of Fayette, Ohio, died Aug. 17, 2009, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, Ohio.

She was born May 12, 1918, in Fayette to the late Lyell and Daisy (Borton) Ford. She married Arthur Smith, the love of her life, in 1936 and they enjoyed 59 years together before he preceded her in death in January 1995.

Mary Ellen was a devoted wife, mother, and Christian. She was a member of the Fayette Church of the Nazarene, The Women’s Relief Corps, Twins Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mary Ellen is survived by one daughter, Barbara Jean (and Norman) Creek of Montpelier, Ohio; a son, Danny (and Jill) Smith of Fayette; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ross; and three sisters, Grace, Helen, and Elva.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Fayette Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Winston Hatcliff officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fayette Church of the Nazarene or the American Cancer Society.