Barbara D. Smith

February 7, 1936March 14, 2018

Barbara D. Smith, 82, of Lima, died at 10:12 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Lima Convalescent Home where she had resided for the past nine years. She was born Feb. 7, 1936 in Lima to Robert and Leota (Porter) Atkinson who preceded her in death. On Sept .26, 1954, she married Irvin H. Smith who died on Oct. 12, 2011. Surviving are her children: Curt (Betty) Smith of Lima, Jodell (Robert) Roe of Anna; daughter-in-law, Julie Smith of Pittsburgh; grandchildren: Alexandra, Kyle, Dru, Dean and Nathan; great-grandchildren: Blake, Nicholas, Julianne and Kiersten; sister: Jeannie (Jim) Erickson of Seal Beach, CA; and sister-in-law, Rhonda Atkinson of Lima. She is also preceded in death by a son, Rodney Smith; brother, Robert Atkinson and brother-in-law, Jim (Caroline) Smith. Barbara was employed at City Loan many years ago. She was a 1954 graduate of Lima South High School and a member of First Church of God. She enjoyed gardening and attending sporting events, especially those of her grandchildren. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Lima Convalescent Home for the wonderful care given to our mother over the years. A private service will be held at the family’s convenience with burial to occur in Dunkirk Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed online at


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

Barbara D. Smith

have a memory or condolence to add?

Becky Hauserman

March 19, 2018

Curt, Jodell, & Family: I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember living beside you on Catalpa Ave. (we were at 801). Barb was always very busy & kept a very clean & neat house & yard. Becky Hauserman