Emma Marie Smith

May 23, 1922 ‒ August 15, 2017

Delaware, Ohio
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

  • To Jim and the family of Emma, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Not sure I will make it on Friday,but will be thinking of you. I will miss my friend.


    Donna Mitchell

  • Such an amazing woman working and raising her family as a single parent. I greatly admire her. May she rest in peace. She left wonderful memories to her family.

  • I’m so sorry to hear about your mother-in-law. Having just lost my mother, I know what you and your husband must be going through. I hope she was as happy at Sarah Moore as my mom was. They have some wonderful people there. Hopefully, your family and happy memories will sustain you through this difficult time.