Gladys P. Smith

December 8, 1927June 20, 2019

The world has lost a great teacher. Gladys Pauline Smith passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, June 20, 2019. Gladys was born on December 8, 1927 in Bernice, LA to James and Sallie (Rogers) Lowery. She graduated from Bernice High School and Bowling Green State University. Gladys married Charles M. Smith on June 9, 1946 in Bernice, LA. A few years later they moved to Ohio. She taught biology and science in Fremont City Schools for many years. Following retirement, she taught part-time at Terra Community College and enjoyed volunteering at the Memorial Hospital giftshop. Her hobbies included quilting, sewing, and crocheting. Thankfully, she loved to cook and bake. Everyone appreciated her southern cooking skills. She enjoyed traveling to explore new places, such as Europe and Hawaii. She is survived by her brother, Richard Lowery; two daughters, Sally (Ken) Brockway and Marsha (Steve) Sondergaard; son-in-law Ray Markwith; seven grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; numerous nieces/nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, daughter Gladys Markwith, and son Randy Smith. Visitation will be Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, Ohio, 43420. Additional visiting will be Monday, June 24, 2019 from noon-1 p.m., with funeral services beginning at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Private family internment will follow. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church, Fremont, or ProMedica Hospice, Fremont. “Class dismissed!” ... Mrs. Smith.


  • Visitation Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Funeral Services Monday, June 24, 2019


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John and Jackie Overmyer

June 23, 2019

We are sorry to hear of your loss and extend our sincere sympathies to you and you family. It is extremely hard to lose a loved one, but know they will always be with you in your memories. We will not be able to make it to the visitation, but will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Kathleen Lull Seaton

June 22, 2019

Mrs. Smith was my biology teacher at Ross High School in the late 1960s. She encouraged me to join the Biology club and foster a life long interest in biology. She was a calm, quiet presence in the science department and an early model of the fact that women could teach challenging subjects. I am sorry for your loss.

Associated Buyers

June 22, 2019

To the Family of Gladys Smith

May loving memories bring comfort to you in this time of sadness.

With Deepest Sympathy
Associated Buyers Employees and their families
Edward, Sandra and Donald L. Schultz

Julee KaSavage

June 22, 2019

Gladys, truelly, a Southern Belle. She is a woman I admired, and had the ultimate respect for. It was an extreme honor to know her. No one could ever fill her shoes.. My deepest condolences to the entire family.