Margaret P. Smith, 87, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 185 Center St., died on Friday, April 29, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born July 20, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late John and Philomena "Minnie" Sweener Ott
On March 23, 1943 in St. Marys Church, she married the late William R. Smith.
Mrs. Smith was a lifetime resident of the area and attended the St. Marys schools. She was a former employee at Ames Department Store in St. Marys. She was also a member of St. Marys Church. She enjoyed bingo and playing cards. She also enjoyed visiting the ill at Elk Haven, attending 'Lunch with the Lord', watching the Atlanta Braves, and spending quality time with her grandchildren. She was the last member of her immediate family.
She is survived by two daughters, Bernice "Sis", Mrs. Duane "Duey" Geitner, Ridgway, and Donna, Mrs. Christopher Sweezy, St. Marys; one son, Robert L. Smith and his wife Janice, St. Marys; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, William R. Smith Jr.; five sisters. Regina Cole, Helen Gnan, Rose Smithbauer, Theresa Wonderly, and Alice Gardner; two brothers, George Ott in childhood and William Ott; two sets of twin brothers in infancy; and one great grandson, Axel Lee Craig.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret P. Smith will be Celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Church Street, on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday evevning from 5-8pm.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .