Grace Elizabeth Smith

October 15, 1923 - September 18, 2009

10/15/1923 - 09/18/2009

Past Services

Sunday September 20, 2009
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
Monday September 21, 2009
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Monday September 21, 2009
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947

GRACE E. SMITH 85 of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday September 18, 2009 at the Country Club Retirement Campus in Bellaire, Ohio.

She was born October 15, 1923 in Neffs, Ohio a daughter of the late Clarence and Mary Bailey Eikleberry.

Grace was a homemaker, a member of the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Shadyside serving as an Elder, past president of the Shadyside Women’s Club, the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs, where she held both local and state offices, the Shadyside Garden Club, volunteer for the Bellaire City Hospital and was active in the Girl Scouts of America for over twenty-five years.

In addition to her parents, Grace was preceded in death by two sisters, Pauline Marling and Eleanor Burgey and two brothers, Edward and Wayne Eikleberry.

Surviving are her husband of sixty-eight years, Lawrence R. Smith, two sons, Floyd May Smith of Rossville, Indiana and Jeffrey Smith of Pataskala, Ohio and three daughters, Marleen Jerry Workman and Rebecca Paul Beekman both of Shadyside, Ohio and Lynne Thomas Weekley of Alliance, Ohio, one brother, Willard Phyl Eikleberry of Chattanoga, Tennessee, one sister, Jane Brutchey of Bellaire, Ohio and two sisters-in-law, Verda Eikleberry of Shadyside, Ohio and Shirley Eikleberry of Bellaire, Ohio Also twelve grandchildren, two step grandchildren, Brian Weekley, Tracy Reitter, Scott Debbie Weekley, Richard Dana Garrison, Karen Randy Day, Patricia Garrison, Mary Eric Stanson, Bonnie Larry Dillon, Bill Alec Smith, Ed Smith, Christopher Gina Beekman, Megan Beekman, Kenneth Carrie Workman and Kim Todd Wise and twenty great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on
Sunday from 2 to 8 pm where services will be held on Monday at 11 am with the Rev. Dennis Hancock officiating. Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church 75 East 39th Street Shadyside, Ohio 43947 or the Valley Hospice, Inc. 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943.

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7 years ago

Dear Love One. May The Lord Blessing Be With You Always Is My Prayer. I Am Sorry About Your Mother Passing Away. You Have My Sympathy And My Prayers. Your Father Clarence Eikleberry Is My Grandparents 2nd Cousin Family And Relatives . Thank You

Jennifer Frankovich
7 years ago

Dear Mr. Smith & Family,my poor words can not express how sorry we are.You are all in our thoughts and prayers.If you need anything at all please know that we are just a “knock” away.We are so blessed to have lived along side of Mrs.Smith..she was strong,kind & caring and we will miss her so much. Love, Jennifer,Moe & Boys

Debbie L. Smith Knoll
7 years ago

Dear Uncle Lawrence and family; we were so saddened to hear the news of Aunt Grace. We have great memories of both of you and are so thankful we were able to visit with both of you last September. Please know that we love you and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. With Love, The family of Bob Smith: Dawn Smith, Bob Smith Jr., his wife Debbie, son Bryan and family, Debbie Smith Knoll her husband Tom, son Tylor and family, and Daughter Kylene.

Brad Johnston
7 years ago

I just now learned of Grace’s passing – please know that I too will mourn her passing. I will always have fond memories of Grace and the love she had for God. We didn’t always agree on particulars but we always agreed that Jesus is Lord. I will remember how much fun we had with Grace and others at church with our drama group. One last thought – Grace Smith is an important reason I am a minister today. As a youngster she taught me much of my basic Bible knowledge. Grace was a great lady and I will miss her.

Barbara Robinson
7 years ago

To all of Aunt Grace’s loved ones, I am feeling your sadnesss also. She was such a loving person. She always made me feel so welcome when we would visit. I loved her dearly. God be with all of you, and may your good memories of this wonderful lady comfort you. God Bless all of you. I may not be able to make it there but you will all be in my thoughts and heart.

Love Barbara

Harold B. Smith
7 years ago

To my Brother Lawrence and his family. Although we can not be there, our thoughts are with you. Grace will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved her. She made the world a better place. Love Harold and Lynne