Beverly Sue “Snook” Hays-Smith

October 27, 1951 ‒ August 19, 2019

Powell, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio

Beverly Sue “Snook” Hays-Smith, age 67 of Powell, OH, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at her home in Powell. She was born October 27, 1951 in Columbus, OH to the late Marvin and Beulah Huston.

Left to cherish Snook’s memory are her husband, Michael Smith; daughter, Heather Hays, step-daughters: Natalie Richards and Lindsey Hiser; grandchildren: Michael McKee, Christian Hays, and Reese Richards; brothers: Terry Huston and Scott Huston; sisters: Gloria Duey and Nancy Millar; and several other relatives and friends.

Snook was a strong woman who knew her own mind. Her family affectionately referred to her as “Boss”. She was an avid card player, traveling to Atlantic City and other locations for poker tournaments. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, Snook was preceded in death by her brothers: Rock, Gary, Tom, and David Huston, and sisters: Carolyn Townsend, Susie Huston, and Darlene Gaines.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr., Delaware, OH. A memorial service celebrating Snook’s life will be held at the funeral home Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Donations in Snook’s memory may be made online to the American Cancer Society at

  • Mike, I am so sorry to hear of Snooks passing. I know you are heart broken. Dave and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and her family.

  • Mike, so sorry to hear of Beverly’s passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • So sorry, Mike. I am thinking of you and here if you just want to chat. Would love to catch up.

    Julee Rich

  • Mike…my heart goes out to you….she is with her Lord….she accepted Christ,Nov 16th.2018……she asked me to pray, many times this last year..along With my lady friends…..we did…as they are now for you…..monday, was moving day for snook……she waiting on you….and would want her family to also accept Christ, as saviour….to be With her one day in eternity……

  • Mike, losses are never easy. A spouse holds a special place in our homes and hearts. We are praying for you. Please know we love you too. May our Father God give you comfort and meet your needs.

  • I’m so sorry to hear this! She will be dearly missed! My thoughts are with you and your family!

  • We are so very sorry to hear that Snook passed on. She was a real firecracker, and this
    world has suffered a huge loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Love you, Heather.

    • Boy you are so right about that!!!! haha Mom is laughing at that one…Thank you both so very much…love you both…hope to see you

  • Mike,
    We are so sorry for your loss. The Lord has called another angel home. Snook is now resting in peace.
    Hugs, Joyce & Jack Kasper

  • We are praying for you and the family. Snook was a wonderful lady 😘❤️♥️🙏🏻😭

  • Michael,

    I know your grandma meant a lot to you, I am sorry for your loss. She had been ill for a long time and now she can rest in peace. I sent my love to you and Elizabeth. Love Grandma Cathy

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Snook. We grew up together and were
    constant companions from the 4th grade until right after marriage and sadly we
    then lost touch. As was mentioned above she was a FIRECRACKER, with a great
    sense of humor, a great laugh and was very adventurous. Even though I have not
    seen her for years, just knowing that she is no longer here breaks my heart.

    My thought and prayers are with her family.

  • Uncle mike I’m so sorry for your loss, I am going to miss my aunt snook but I know she is not hurting no more. Stay strong uncle mike I love you.

  • Mike,

    Please accept our condolences for your loss. Snook was a wonderful and strong woman, the perfect complement to the wonderful and strong man you are.

    As God holds her in the palm of His hand, please know that you have but to ask for any and all help in the course of your grief.

    In remembrance of Snook and in love for you,
    The Holmes Family

  • I am so sorry for your loss, I loved Snook and she will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and hugs to all of you ….Deb McCoy

  • Mike,
    So sorry to hear of Snooks passing. Marianne Reid told me last night. She said how great it was that you and Snook helped her parents frequently. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sorry for your loss. I remember Snook teaching me a few ” words” as a youngster.

    Scott Arnold and family

  • Heather, Michael, Christian and Mike,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. She was such a big part of all of your lives. She definitely was a firecracker! I know this is a tough time for all of you but know she is no longer in pain and still with each of you every day.
    I will see you soon. Love you, Jenny

  • Michael—

    What a beautiful video tribute—it brought tears to our eyes. We so adored and appreciated Bev, and we share in this earthly loss. Please find comfort in knowing that this special lady was loved by all who had the pleasure of her delightful company. While we are saddened, God is pleased to bring His sweet, angel-daughter home to her heavenly mansion. His peace be with you, and our condolences to your entire family.

    With our love,
    Marianne Reid Farmer, Debbie Reid Taylor, and J. Mel Reid

  • Mike

    Words can’t express my feelings. Snook was a special lady and will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. My heart goes out to you and your family.


  • Mike, It is with heavy hearts that we would like to offer you our deepest and most sincere condolences.
    Sincerely, Danny and Jill Dandrea, Vincent Dandrea, Luke Dean, and Dave Eisnnicher

  • Mike~
    We are so sorry to learn this news. Snook was one-of-a kind, for sure. Heaven gained a beautiful angel and we are left with such fond memories of her. Please know the Lewis clan is thinking of you and praying you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please reach out if we can help you in any way.

    Much Love to you ~ The Lewis’s (Tom, Linda, Christina and Tonya)

  • Hi dear Mike. Just talked to Christina and she Googled it and send us the information. She also let Tanya know. Tom and I are both heart sick. She was such a special friend to me and we shared many laughs, many tears and a whole lot of sharing. We sure will miss they’re coming to Florida in visiting. I don’t know what to say to you Mike except that I love you. Needless to say our thoughts are with you. You know you are always welcome here.