Nina L. Smith

April 25, 1941 ‒ January 16, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Nina L. Smith, 78, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday morning, January 16, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital.  She was born on April 25, 1941 in Amity to the late Fred and Daisy (Oliver) Wise.

Before retirement, Nina worked for the former Curtis Inn and the Mount Vernon Inn as a housekeeper.  She was a member of the Dan Emmett Grange.  Nina enjoyed playing pool, reading, drawing, sewing, playing euchre, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

Nina is survived by her children, Joe (Robin Francis) Smith of Mount Vernon, Karen (Paul) Oliver of Fredericktown, Debra (John) Carhart of Mount Vernon, Dave Little of Uniontown, PA and Michael (Mandy) Little of Mount Vernon; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Nina was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Horn; sisters, Linda Burr and Florence Jean Wells; and brothers, Wilbur and Raymond Wise.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon.  A private graveside service will be held in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.

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  • So sorry for your loss. I only had the pleasure of meeting her once. She was such a nice lady. RIP Nina

  • Our deepest sympathy to Nina’s family. She was such a unique lady, always full of life and yes, sometimes contrariness. We will really miss her, as well as her Grange family at Monroe-Dan Emmett Grange. She especially loved our annual bingo game and the small prizes we had, and she always talked so lovingly of her family. Our best wishes and love to all the family.
    Lonnie & Laura Totten

  • Karen and family, I’m sorry to hear she passed, may the days ahead be filled with good memories and everlasting love. My prayers and thoughts are with you through this difficult time.

  • Nina was one sweet lady, and I always enjoyed chatting with her. I loved her many stories about working at the Curtis Inn. I am very sorry to learn of her death, and I know God will bless and keep her. I also send blessings to Nina’s family.

  • Karen and Mike,
    Please know that I’m so sorry and saddened to hear about the passing of your Mother.
    Nina was a good, kind hearted and funny woman whom I’m thankful I got the pleasure of knowing her. She always had a way of making me smile. My thoughts and prayers for you both and your families.
    She will be missed by many.

  • To Debbie, Karen , Joey, it’s been so long since I’ve seen u and sorry couldn’t make it to calling hrs. I’m your cousin Brenda Smith Humphrey. So sorry to here of your mother’s passing , I wasn’t aware of Janet’s passing either, I will keep u in thought, love you all. We need to get together. 🙏❤️❤️🙏

  • Karen and family,
    I am are deeply sorry for your loss.
    I hope you feel the love that surrounds you, now and always.
    Praying for your healing, comfort, strength and peace during this painful time.
    Thinking of you with sympathy and here for you if need be.
    Wishing you feelings of comfort, moments of peace, and memories of joy during this difficult time.
    I am so, so sorry.