OBITUARY

Rosemary Smith

August 21, 1935March 22, 2018
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Rosemary Smith, 82, of Canton, passed away peacefully March 22nd at the Canton Christian Home. She was born in Chicago, IL August 21, 1935 to the late Harvey S. Johnson and Delores M. Johnson growing up in Chicago, IL and coming to Canton in 1952 to graduate from McKinley High School in 1954.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie R. Severson and partner (Doreen Takeda) of Westminster, CO; and son, Richard (Doreen) Smith of Canton; and three granddaughters, Nicole (Tyler) Lepi of Columbus, Calyssa and Amanda Smith of Canton. She was a member of St George Serbian Church. She worked and retired from The Hoover Company with 24 years.

She enjoyed many sports, bowling, camping, fishing, swimming, skiing, boating and softball into her retired years and possessed an adventurous heart to try many others. She made many card (euchre) playing friends at CCH. She was a loving Grandmother and always showing her pride in her family. She was playful and loving and the shoulder to all. Calling hours will be held from 4:00-6:00pm on Monday, March 26th at Canton Christian Home, 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, followed by a remembrance service at 6:00pm. A graveside gathering will be at 11:00am on Tuesday at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Bonnie Severson, Daughter
  • Richard Smith, Son
  • Nicole Lepi, Granddaughter
  • Calyssa Smith, Granddaughter
  • Amanda Smith, Granddaughter

Services

  • Visitation Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Remembrance Service Monday, March 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

Rosemary Smith

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Katie Karahuta

April 3, 2018

I worked at CCH and got to know Rosemary through the therapy department. I have never met such a caring and happy soul like her... She had an amazing sense of humor, even on the worst of days, she managed to make me laugh to the point I cried. She gave the best hugs, always listened to me and was curious about my personal life. I enjoyed hearing her tell stories of what she's done in her life, all the fun things with family and friends and I admire her as she ALWAYS lived life to its fullest. As I used to tell her, she was like my 3rd grandmother and I would even call her Nana. Since I left CCH in January, I made her a promise I'd be back to visit soon... However with my other 2 jobs, I never made it back and I am crushed. She will truly be missed... I know she is happy and healthy up in heaven. She was definitely an inspiration to me and for sure loved. I am truly blessed to have gotten the chance to meet such an amazing person. In my thoughts and prayers ❤️ Katie Karahuta

Joy Norris

March 27, 2018

Dear Bonnie and Rick,
Your Mom was a great lady! She was so bubbly and happy. I never saw her without a smile.
I will always remember how much fun we all had camping and being on the water when we were kids.
Sincerely,
Joy Norris

Randy and Jean Suarez neighbor at the Canton c/c/h

March 24, 2018

To the families of Rosemary, my mother and I wish to express our sympathy and condolences to the loss of your loved one. I,am very thankful my mother and I had the pleasure to meet her and be of what minor help we where able.May she Rest In Peace. Amen. Randy and Jean,across the hall.

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Biography

Rosemary Smith, 82, of Canton, passed away peacefully March 22nd at the Canton Christian Home. She was born in Chicago, IL August 21, 1935 to the late Harvey S. Johnson and Delores M. Johnson growing up in Chicago, IL and coming to Canton in 1952 to graduate from McKinley High School in 1954.

She is survived by her daughter, Bonnie R. Severson and partner (Doreen Takeda) of Westminster, CO; and son, Richard (Doreen) Smith of Canton; and three granddaughters, Nicole (Tyler) Lepi of Columbus, Calyssa and Amanda Smith of Canton. She was a member of St George Serbian Church. She worked and retired from The Hoover Company with 24 years.

She enjoyed many sports, bowling, camping, fishing, swimming, skiing, boating and softball into her retired years and possessed an adventurous heart to try many others. She made many card (euchre) playing friends at CCH. She was a loving Grandmother and always showing her pride in her family. She was playful and loving and the shoulder to all.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00-6:00pm on Monday, March 26th at Canton Christian Home, 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, followed by a remembrance service at 6:00pm. A graveside gathering will be at 11:00am on Tuesday at Forest Hill Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.