OBITUARY

Barbara J. Smith

October 22, 1928November 6, 2020
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Barbara J. Smith, 92, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020.

She was born October 22, 1928 in Flint, Michigan, where she met and married her late husband Charles “Chaz” Smith. They moved to Ohio and resided in Hudson until retirement, then living in Marblehead, Ohio for 13 years before moving back to the area. Barbara was a wonderful wife and mother. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, family vacations and her “girlie trips”. She loved wintering in the Florida Keys. Most of all Barbara’s family and grandchildren were the most important aspect of her life.

Her children Sandra Carmer, Charles Smith, Ken (Cathy) Smith, Bob (Lisa) Smith and Kevin (Patty) Smith survive Barbara. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Louise Madden, her husband of 62 years, Charles Smith, her daughter Cynthia Ann Smith and her brother Kenneth Kyle.

Friends will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 11:00am -1pm. Memorial Service officiated by Pastor Kim Barnett will begin at 1pm. Private family inurnment at Stow Cemetery will take place at a later date. Barbara’s service will be livestreamed on her obituary page at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com where you may also leave condolences and messages with her family.

Barbara’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone at Stow Glen Retirement Center where Barbara was cared for so graciously. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Children’s Hospital Miracle Network.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, November 14, 2020

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Memories

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Brady Smith

November 14, 2020

I miss you.
love, Brady

Rod Carmer

November 13, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of the family. Your Mother-Grandmother, and a true friend to many others will be missed by all.
She was a wonderful Mother in law to me for many years.
I have many great memories of all of those great years that I was a part of.
My thoughts, and prayers are with you all.
Rod....

Alissa Nichols

November 13, 2020

Barb was such a wonderful lady and I'm so very happy to have had the chance to know her. My deepest condolences go out to her family and friends...you are in my thoughts and prayers. It was such fun to see her interact with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren at family gatherings. Barb was a special person who will be missed but never forgotten!

Celeste Trace

November 12, 2020

My deepest condolences to the entire family. my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Barb was one Amazing lady!! who will be missed by all... Celeste

Leonard Seni

November 12, 2020

My name is leonard seni I've known the smiths for a very long time starting with kenny. Chuck Bubba Kevin and sandy I used to just go over to there house almost like I was living there Mrs Smith would always include me at dinner time also would always see her when anybody was playing music she and chaz were our biggest fans when Chuck and I started playing music together in the sunset band also so sorry for Jammie and Mike guys your grandma was very cool gona be missed

Casey Howard

November 11, 2020

I will miss you and wish you were still here.
Love, Casey
and the Howard Family

David Smith

November 10, 2020

Patty and I are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Barb was a family treasure and we miss her dearly.

We hope to start coming again to the family reunions when travel isn’t such a hassle.

We love you guys and miss you very much.

Dave and Patty Smith (Alaska)

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Biography

Barbara J. Smith, 92, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020.

She was born October 22, 1928 in Flint, Michigan, where she met and married her late husband Charles “Chaz” Smith. They moved to Ohio and resided in Hudson until retirement, then living in Marblehead, Ohio for 13 years before moving back to the area. Barbara was a wonderful wife and mother. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, family vacations and her “girlie trips”. She loved wintering in the Florida Keys. Most of all Barbara’s family and grandchildren were the most important aspect of her life.

Her children Sandra Carmer, Charles Smith, Ken (Cathy) Smith, Bob (Lisa) Smith and Kevin (Patty) Smith survive Barbara. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Walter and Louise Madden, her husband of 62 years, Charles Smith, her daughter Cynthia Ann Smith and her brother Kenneth Kyle.

Friends will be received at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, on Saturday, November 14, 2020 from 11:00am -1pm. Memorial Service officiated by Pastor Kim Barnett will begin at 1pm. Private family inurnment at Stow Cemetery will take place at a later date. Barbara’s service will be livestreamed on her obituary page at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com where you may also leave condolences and messages with her family.

Barbara’s family would like to express their sincere gratitude to everyone at Stow Glen Retirement Center where Barbara was cared for so graciously.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Children’s Hospital Miracle Network.

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