Tahna L. Smith

January 06, 1961 ‒ June 17, 2017

Marengo, Ohio

Tahna L. Smith, age 56, of Marengo died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born on January 6, 1961 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of John and Patricia (Merckling) Thompson of Marengo.

She was a 1979 graduate of Highland High School and earned her Registered Nurse certification from Marion Tech.

On February 19, 1984, she married David Smith at the Marengo United Methodist Church.

Tahna was a member of the Chesterville and Harmony United Methodist Churches where she sang in the choir.  In fact, she had the voice of an angel, singing in weddings, Chesterville Heritage Days, and the Ohio State Youth Fair as a child.

She was also past matron of Eastern Star

She worked at various places as both a nurse’s aide and a nurse at Knox Community, Riverside Hospital, and Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s just to name a few.

In addition to her parents and husband she will be missed by her son Justin and his wife Esther Belknap of Cardington; grandchildren Brooklynn and Cayden; sisters Twila (Richard) Pinkerton and Trina (Mark) Cloud; brother Paul (Beverly) Thompson; nieces and nephews Ritchie, Kelly, Bradley, Lisann, Tracy, Emma, and Libby; and many more nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Tahna’s Life will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM at the Marengo United Methodist Church, 8 Main St, Marengo, Ohio 43334.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Tahna’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com .

  • Dear David and family. I am so sorry for your loss Tahyna was a dear soul. I treasure the friendship of both of you I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Probably will not be able to attend her services but know I am thinking of you. Mat God sustain you

  • John, Pat, David, Justin and family,
    I was both shocked and saddened to hear of Tahna’s passing. She was such an awesome person that I was fortunate to know since I was a child. I will remember her for many things from her sarcastic wit to her beautiful voice when she sang at our wedding. I was also fortunate enough to touch base with her again when I had Justin as a student in my class. She was a very sweet person who will be missed by the many people who knew and loved her.

  • So sorry to hear of Tahna”s passing David Lee. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers today. I am so sorry I missed her service. Deepest Sympathies. May God comfort you during this time.

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing. John, Pat, David Lee, and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Tahna and I were roommates at BGSU. Her spirit, wit, and singing voice will be missed by many.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing.. We worked together years ago at Knox Community Hospital.

  • Justin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I’m so sorry that your mother isn’t here with you now. Hold your memories close in your heart.

  • Pat John and family: So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Tahna coming to Canada to visit with your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • David and family I was so sorry to hear Tahna passed away. She was such a special friend during our years at Mount Union College together. She always had a way of making you laugh and putting a smile on your face! She will sure be missed by all her family and friends. Heaven has gained an angel. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.💖

  • I’m so sorry David and family, I thought so much of Tahna, shared a lot while doing her hair and on Facebook. She was a great person as you know, taken way to soon. She battled so hard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  • So sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing. I went to nursing school with her and worked with her for a while. Thoughts and prayers to all the family

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family. She was an amazing person truly the voice of an angle.

  • Trina, Paul, Twila and family.

    My heart goes out to ya’ll. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. She was precious.

  • Pat,John,David,Twila,Trina, Paul and the rest of her family. I remember the fun times with girl scouts,band and choir with Tahna. And recently she had been an encouragement to me when I was going through a time of struggles. That is the way she always was she was there for others even though she was going through her own problems. She was a wonderful and beautiful person and I know that she will be missed in my life.

  • To the whole family: I’m so sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing. I first got to know Tahna at Mt. Union then was at BG, too. She was generous, funny, and caring. I got to visit and meet her siblings and parents on at least one trip at their home which was fun. We were in each other’s weddings (her beautiful voice!). And then she and David were blessed with Justin. I pray that the great memories of her will sustain you and that she’s resting in peace with the Lord.

  • David Lee and Family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt. Prayers for comfort at this sad time. I hear she had a beautiful voice. She’s graduated and singing with the best choir ever! God Bless

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Tana’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to John, Pat and family. While I haven’t seen her in many years I have good memories of her and the times I’ve had with your family growing up.

  • Dear David and Family, we were so sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing. cherish the memories and times you had with her. She’ll be waiting for you in heaven and watching over you until you are with her again.

  • So sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing. My condolences to her family. I remember the good times with Girl Scouts.

  • And when each link shall fall away in death, may the parting be temporary and the meeting eternal.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing :(. I used to work with her on he surgical floor at KCH…and also had several times after that where I had the privilege of starting her IVs when she was at the hospital for testing, etc. She was a great lady! So sad….

  • Debby Alexander
    Tahna will be missed. She was a kind person and a good sister and daughter. My sympathies and prayers are with you. I wish I could be with you during this time. I will be in Spirit. I would like to share the following with you by an unknown author: Death is so limited…
    It cannot cripple LOVE
    It cannot shatter HOPE
    It cannot corrode FAITH
    It cannot destroy PEACE
    It cannot betray FRIENDSHIP
    It cannot suppress MEMORIES
    It cannot silence COURAGE
    It cannot invade the SOUL
    It cannot steal eternal LUFE
    It cannot conquer the SPIRIT

  • I was saddened to hear of Tahna’s passing. It just doesn’t seem right. I worked with her at what is now the Laurels, she was funny, helped make the night go better. She was so many things, could do so many things; I never knew she could sing. I would have loved to hear her, now she sings with the angels. God Rest your soul in his holiness and may your family be comforted by his love. Renell Annett

  • Sending heart felt sympathy to David Lee and all the Thompsons. Tahna was such a special person: a super strong fighter with a beautiful voice who cared so much for everyone.

  • I am sorry to hear of Tahna’s death. My thoughts and prayers are with you, David and Justin. I knew your family when you were neighbors with Steve B. May you find comfort in your many happy memories.

  • I’m sorry to hear of her passing. I kept up with her through her Facebook posts She remained positive throughout her illness. She was a very caring and loving person, always thinking of others. heartfelt condolences to all.

  • Trina and all of the family, I’m so sorry to hear of Tahna’s passing. I know she was struggling with her health for a long time. It is never easy to let a loved one go, even though we know they are going on to a wonderful place with no pain or sorrow. I can remember many visits with your family growing up and you three girls were so fun to be with (as well as your loving parents). May God keep you in his loving arms through this difficult time. Kelly (Terry) O’Quin

  • Oh Patty and John, my heart and prayers go out to you and your whole clan. I know “Uncle Ronnie” would be saddened by Tahna’s passing from this earth too. I wish I was nearer geographically to attend the memorial. You all have been, and are, very dear to us, and always in my prayers. Brenda