Mary K Smith

September 1, 1924March 13, 2021

Mary K. Smith, age 96, of Kettering Ohio, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Colorado where she moved in 2016 to be closer to her daughter and family. Mary was proceeded in death by her husband Howard E. Smith, 2 daughters Shirley Smith and Pamala Johnson, and sister Valley Kaiser. Survivors include daughter: Marjorie Clarke, grandchildren: Nathan Clarke, Greg Johnson and Amy Johnson. Mary was born to Clarence and Pearl Gulley in Bulls Gap, Tenn. Sept. 1, 1924. She married Howard Smith in Dayton, Ohio June 15,1946. Mary graduated from Miami-Jacobs Business School and enjoyed being the loving housewife to a University of Dayton college professor. She was a lifetime member of Memorial United Church of Christ in Dayton Ohio. Private services will be held. She will be laid to rest next to Howard at David’s Cemetery in Kettering, Ohio.


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Tom & Rosalind Rawers

April 7, 2021

Dear Margie and family:

We have such special memories of being neighbors with your mother and father for quite a few years. They were so proud of you and Pam and your children and all of the accomplishments of each of you. They were always busy but always had a kind word and comment for us and our children.

We are glad that you and your mother were able to be near one another these past few years. We know you will treasure that time forever. We wish you peace knowing that your mother rests in the arms of our merciful God.

With our love and prayers,

Tom & Rosalind Rawers

Marjie Clarke

April 2, 2021

Mary was a strong matiarch in our family. She held much of the family history in her head. She had a strong mind throughout her life. She was the glue that held us together. Mary had many friends and connections throughout the country. She made some special friendships after moving to Colorado, but her love for Dayton was undeniable. With so many friends and family passing in the years ahead of her I have no doubt there are some parties going on in heaven right now. Blessings to Mary!!

Tom Evans

March 31, 2021

During WW2, my mother worked in a factory to help the war effort. Mary moved to Dayton Ohio from Tennessee to help take care of me and my younger sister. Mary was a1st cousin. She taught me many things during that time including how to ride a bicycle. She has always been in my heart and will be missed. We got to visit several times after she moved to Colorado but then Covid happened which ended visits

Deborah Baker

March 31, 2021

Mary I remember the many times we had holiday dinners at your house - and those great Butterscotch Rolls. And us keeping you from mashing the potatoes because my Mom’s were better. You did not know we kept you busy doing other things for a reason!! Glad you are now with Howard, Vallie, Shirley and Pam. Rest In Peace.