OBITUARY

Doris Jean Smith

February 1, 1938August 6, 2020
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Doris Jean Smith, age 82, of Coshocton passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020, at Genesis Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on February 1, 1938, to the late Bernard and Madeline (McDermott) Weaver in Coshocton. On October 3, 1959, she married Edward “Ed” Dallas Smith, who passed away in 2019. Doris had a great sense of humor, she was honest and loving; she had a heart of gold and loved getting her hugs after each ball game. She was a member of the Coshocton Sacred Heart Church and The Ridgewood Music Boosters with her husband, Ed and she was the biggest Ridgewood sports fan.

She is survived by her children, Mary (Chris) Guthrie, Michelle (Roy) Patterson. Annie Patterson, Tina (Chuck) Parmiter, Bill Smith, Tom (Tammy) Smith and Robert (Andrea) Smith; 19 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Jane Ann (Paul) Lees and Tom (Ruth) Weaver. She also had many “claimed/adopted grandchildren that she claimed as her own.

Along with her husband, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Bill Weaver, Mary Lou Rauch and Betty Rauch.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 10, 2020, from 5:00-7:00pm at the Nazarene Church of Coshocton, 1058 Orange Street, Coshocton. Due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, mask are required at all times while in the church. Calling hours will also be held from 10:00 to 10:30 am at Fairfield Cemetery prior to the graveside service. A Rosary Service will begin at 10:30am at the cemetery. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 11:00 am at Fairfield Cemetery with Deacon Andy Duda officiating. Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home is serving the family.

For those who wish, memorial donations can be made to Nationwide Children’s Hospital or to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be provided at the church.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours

    Monday, August 10, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Brandi Ross

August 8, 2020

It was such an honor to take care of Doris! She was a character and always brightened my day. We all loved her so much and she will truly be missed by all of us at Kidney Care! Sending my thoughts and prayers to Annie, Tina and all her family. You all are wonderful and took such great care of a truly amazing woman!

Pat Grier

August 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers to all the beautiful family of Doris. The memories of her wonderful life will live on forever in your hearts. May she rest in Peace in the Glory that she has well earned.

Shannon Hains

August 7, 2020

Doris was like a second mom to me. I hold fond memories of playing softball in the summer with Annie and Tina and spending a lot of time with Doris and Ed. They always made it so much fun and treated me like their own. I will miss you and your hugs. ❤️

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Biography

      To Doris Jean Smith, the entire world was a stage. An expressive, optimistic, and uninhibited individual, she was a performer in the theater of life. To everyone around her, she seemed to be eternally happy, and she willingly shared that joy with anyone whose life she touched. For Doris, bringing out the best in any situation was as easy as offering a smile, a witty remark or the twinkle of an eye. And with just those simple gestures, she could evoke the most pleasant of emotions. Doris really mastered the art of living and had great fun in doing so.

      Doris was born on February 1, 1938, at her home, in Plainfield, Ohio. Her parents were Bernard and Madeline (McDermott) Weaver. Doris was raised in Plainfield, Ohio. Even as a child, Doris had the ability to lift the spirits of all those around her. She was raised to be warm, caring and friendly. She couldn’t help but capture everyone’s attention. She was definitely a little bit of a show off, but in doing so, she succeeded in entertaining her entire family.

      Always a good playmate, Doris was easygoing and fun loving. She managed to lighten the mood wherever she was, even during family squabbles. She seemed to have a knack for bringing compromise and erasing tense situations around the house. Due to a generous dose of common sense, Doris managed to find a satisfying solution to basic problems. Doris was raised with five siblings. She had two brothers, Bill and Tom Wearver and three sisters, Betty Rauch, Mary Lou Rauch, and Jane Ann Lees.

      All of Doris's playful good humor carried over into her childhood. She was possessed with an outgoing personality, a lively imagination and a mellowed enthusiasm for life that allowed her to be constantly on the go. As a result, Doris experienced a rather active childhood, and this suited her very well. She took part in Cheerleading and was a Majorette. In her spare time she liked going to baseball games and doing her word shearches.

      Ask anyone who knew her from school and they would tell you that Doris was a class “cut-up.” She didn’t do it to be unkind or to garner all the attention. Rather, Doris simply enjoyed others’ laughter and the sounds of her friends and acquaintances having a good time. It could be said that for Doris, grades may not have been the most important thing to her, but she really did enjoy her school experience. Since experience was Doris's best teacher. She enjoyed hands-on learning and applying the “practical” approach to knowledge, rather than getting caught up in “theory.” Doris graduated from Plainfield High School in 1956. She enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      Doris never actually encountered a stranger in her dealings with people. She was drawn to individuals and crowds, using her gregarious, adaptable and outgoing personality to captivate her audience. This quality allowed Doris to continually develop new relationships, ever widening her circle of friends. Doris delighted in her role among all her acquaintances, because she viewed them all as potential spectators for her performance. Whether it was a story, a joke, a song or just plain fooling around, Doris was always right at home putting on a show among her friends. Doris utilized her interest in others as a great way to connect with them. While growing up, her best friend was, Gertie McCune. Later in life, she became friends with Diane Green. Doris loved sharing life and having her home filled with people she knew.

      The gift of being emotionally expressive and outwardly affectionate made Doris very easy to approach. On October 3, 1959, Doris exchanged wedding vows with Edward D. Smith at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Coshocton, Ohio. She tried hard not to impose on her spouse. She was always sensitive to other people’s feelings, and that was especially true in marriage.

      Perhaps the reason Doris related so well to children was the fact that she never really completely grew up herself. The ability to be just a “kid at heart” helped her in raising her own children. Doris was blessed with seven children, three sons, Bill, Robert, and Tom and four daughters, Mary, Michelle, Annie and Tina. They were also blessed with 19 grandchildren, Todd, Evan, Ashely, Chelsea, Klye, Paige, Dalton, Amanda, Bobbie Jo, Chad, Sally, Megan, Tyler, Raegan, Laiken, Logan and David. Doris had the ability to focus her attention on the present moment. If she was spending time with the kids, that’s where all of her attention was directed. Doris's compassionate side prevented her from being a strict disciplinarian, and she could turn just about any situation into a playful, learning experience. She could spend hours entertaining them with fun and creative play. In fact, Doris had a knack for turning some of those nasty old chores into games.

      At work, as in life, Doris was a real “people person.” She had a very successful way of dealing effectively with others, and her enthusiasm and energy was often contagious. Doris liked to see herself as something of a virtuoso. When dealing with various projects and problems, Doris was an adaptable realist, using her common sense and trusting her experiences and impulses to uncover the correct answer. Doris's talent for being a down to earth thinker, allowed many around her to see Doris as an excellent problem solver. Her primary occupation was Housewife, Mother, Babysitter, and Adult Care Giver.

      Doris enjoyed her leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. An “arts and crafts” type, Doris liked creating and making things. Her favorite pursuits were watching ball games, doing word searches, and watching game shows. Doris was content to enjoy her hobbies alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

      Doris felt excited and challenged by sports. Even if she wasn’t the best, Doris loved to participate and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and the pleasure of being around other people. Doris relished the opportunities where she could make an impact, and she would often push herself to play above her abilities. A quick thinker who understood the basics, Doris never seemed to get caught off guard, even when confronted with unexpected conflict. In high school, Doris was a Cheerleader and a Majorette. Doris was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching her favorite events whenever she got the opportunity. Tops on her list were Football, Baseball/Softball, and Basketball.

      Doris had an endless appetite for new and different activities. She was always ready to join in the fun and add her flair and energy to an organization. Because of her personality, her humor, and her ability to get along with everyone, Doris's service was greatly valued by the organizations to which she belonged. Throughout her later years, Doris was an active member of the Ridgewood Music Boosters and the Ridgewood Athletic Boosters.

      A generous person who often wore her heart on her sleeve, Doris often found herself involved in activities she deemed important. She was charitable, kind and giving, qualities that made her a natural volunteer. Outspoken in her beliefs, yet tactful in her dealings with others, Doris was a member of several community groups, serving on committees for the Coshocton Moose.

      Vested with a deep concern for spiritual development, Doris recognized that her faith was important to her throughout her life. She was a member Sacred Heart/ St. Francis Catholic Church all her life.

      Living life in the fast lane suited Doris just fine. It is no surprise that she loved to travel and to visit new and different places. She was naturally curious about other parts of the world and loved the real life adventure that came from visiting them. She was impulsive and willing to try anything once. Favorite vacations included Arizona, Pennsylvania, and places around Ohio.

      Doris was a lover of animals and cherished her pets, enjoying them almost as much as she enjoyed being around other people. One of Doris's favorites was Bernie, a St. Bernard pubby and Yeti, an English Bulldog. They were best friends for she had Bernie for six years and Yeti for three years.

      Doris passed away on August 6, 2020, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. Due to severe Aortic Stenosist which is a bad heart valve. She is survived by her children, Mary, Michelle, Annie, Tina, Bill, Tom and Robert; her 19 grandchildren; her sister, Jane Ann and her brother, Tom. Services were held at the Nazarene Churhc of Coshocton by Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. Doris was laid to rest in Fairfield Cemetery, West Lafayette, Ohio .

      Doris brought joy to all of those around her. She never had a mean bone in her body. She loved to have a good time and was an eternal optimist, always looking on the bright side of things. She loved to share her energy, wit, and her zest for all of her activities with her friends and family. Doris Jean Smith lived life to its fullest and made everyone around her happier just for knowing her. She will be remembered with a smile.

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