Brenda M. Smith

June 18, 1952 ‒ July 13, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Brenda Marie Smith 65 of Sunbury passed away Thursday July 13,2017 at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

She was born June 18, 1952 in Olive Hill, Kentucky the daughter of the late Jack Bernon & Mary Lois (Porter) Smith.

Brenda was a homemaker, raising her daughter over the years.

Left to cherish her memory are daughter Terri (Todd) Franklin; grandchildren Todd Franklin Jr.,  Jack ( Christina) Franklin, Christopher (Ashlee) Franklin, and Kaitlyn Franklin; great grandchildren Landon, Liza, Abriella, Brylee, Lilly, Isabella, Bentley, and Cooper Franklin; brother Michael Smith; sisters Paula (Brad) Squires, Shirley Smith, Lois Smith, and Tricia Smith; special friends Toni (Marley) Wray, Roberta Smith, Penny (Roger) Smith; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Billy Smith. Brenda enjoyed playing canasta, and other card games with her friends, as well as spending time with her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family will remember her as easygoing,  a light-hearted spirit, going with the flow of things.

A graveside service will be held 3:00 p.m.  Sunday July 23, 2017 at Trenton Cemetery 15495 Hartford Road, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

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The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury is serving the Smith Family.

  • My Dearest Terri . My heart breaks for your loss . Your momma was a very special woman when we were in 6th, 7th, 8th grade she was the mom to us all and kept us in line . We would sneak out the skating rink and go straight to your house Brenda would sit and talk with us for as long as we were there . Being from a small town and knowing everyone there isnt a time that i dont remember your mom so ive known her since birth you could say and for all these years she was the kindest mom I knew . And you were always by her side .mom and daughter growing fonder of one another as the years passed to finally become best friends . When we have spoken in the past few years she would brag about you and the mother and grandmother that you had become and she trusted your judgment above all others so know whatever decisions you made your momma would have been right there agreeing with you and she knows how painful it was for you to have to make the choices you did but i know she respected what was done and she loved you to the moon and back Darlin . R.I.P Brenda Gone but will never be forgotten.. Prayers to you and your family Terri and also to Mike Lois Trish Shirley

  • So sorry for the families Loss. Prayers to Brenda’s family and friends.

    Rita and Jerry Young,

  • So very sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing,, she was always a good friend to all , thinking of you all . 🙏 Gary an Jannie Milburn

    • Thank you jannie & Gary much appreciated, I know Brenda thought alot of u guys .I still cant believe shes gone & ive never grieved so hard.She was more like a mom bc of her raising me i truly loved her very much & will miss her so bad u just dont know

  • Terri, Shirley and family, I am very sorry to hear about Brenda. She was always nice to me when coming into the dr’s office & would ask how I was and ask about my son (who has health issues also) I hope you find comfort in knowing God is there during this difficult time.

  • Brenda will be missed.She had a big heart Especialy with her daughter and grand kids and would always be there to help.The card table will never be the same.She could talk to anyone and make them laugh.Ill never forget us to swinging in Lillian Bryant’s swing and it broke we landed on our buts I didnt even spill my coffe she laughed so hard.Or loosing our car at the mall and walking for an hour looking for it.All the shopping and eating out and playing cards lots of memories.Go rest with no pain on the beach I hope

    • Ty penny i know she really missed going out alot this last yr I cant take it.Its killing me .I talked to her almost everyday sometimes 2/3 times a day.Ive started to call couple times and stopped and start crying again.I hope shes just hanging out w/mom & waiting for me to go to the
      Beach.I miss her so much

  • Dear Terri, Todd and The Smith family, Our deepest sympathy for all of you with the passing of Brenda. We spent many days of our youth together with Jack and my dad being such great friends. May the Lord bless you and keep you during this time and in the days to come. Love to all, Keith & Jona (Shultz) Baer

  • I will going to miss seeing her when I would go with Paula to take Shirley home .I know that she will sadly be missed by all of you. She was a real kind of a lady. I really don’t know what to say to make it any easier. My thought’s and prays are with the whole family. LOVE YOU SHIRLEY AND PAULA

  • Terri,

    I am really sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.

    You and your family our in my prayers.

  • Terri,

    I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a good person and always fun to be around. She will be missed.

  • To Terri & family & to the Smith siblings/family,
    I am so sorry to hear this news! My heart goes out to you all, as you prepare to say good-bye to your mom, sister, gramma & friend. Brenda was a nice person & I had some fun times with her & her siblings over the years. We we’re just “Condit kids” trying to find our way in life.
    RIP Brenda.

    Thinking of you,
    Teresa (Fuller) Sparks

  • I just read the Passing of my cousin Brenda,i hadn’t seen all of them in years,I’m so saddened,we had so much fun when we were younger,RIP sweetheart…your cousin Lena (Toots)Holbrook