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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