Emma Marie Smith
May 23, 1922 ‒ August 15, 2017
Formerly of Ashley, Ohio
Emma Marie Smith, 95, of Delaware and formerly of Ashley passed away Tuesday afternoon, August 15, 2017 at Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home following an extended illness.
She was born on May 23, 1922 in Franklin County to the late Otto L. and Lydia (Eben) Zimmer.
Emma was a graduate of Orange High School and Bliss Business College. She worked several years at the American Education Press in Columbus. Emma was widowed at the young age of 43, her husband Russell Smith passed away in 1965.
First and foremost a mother and homemaker, she also worked 11 years with the former Farmers Savings Bank in Ashley, retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Ashley United Methodist Church, where she served as financial secretary for 28 years. She enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by her children, Gerald (Pat) Smith of Marion, James Smith and Russell (Cindy) Smith, all of Delaware; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Emma was also preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Ann Smith, her brother Lloyd Zimmer and her daughter-in-law Pamela Smith.
Friends may call from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William St.), Delaware where services will follow at 2:00 pm with Pastor Mike Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Waldo Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com