Virginia E. “Evie” Smith
November 07, 1933 ‒ August 04, 2017
Virginia E. “Evie” Smith, age 83 of Centerburg passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Friday, August 4, 2017 following a three month illness.
She was born on November 7, 1933 in Boyd County, Kentucky to the late Edward and Edna (Gillium) Baugess. She moved to Ohio in her teens and was a graduate of Sparta High School.
It was while she was a cashier that she met Russell Smith, they would marry on January 18, 1974 and together shared 44 wonderful years. They built the home they resided in for 30 years, worked the family farm, and traveled life’s journey hand in hand.
Evie worked as an assistant librarian for the Centerburg Public Library and Centerburg Schools, retiring in 1994. She was a member of the Perry Church of Christ in Bellville, the Centerburg Class of 1969 Mother’s Club, and was a 20 year committee member of the Centerburg Oldtime Farming Festival.
Having a passion for cooking and baking, her cobblers, pies, cookies, and spaghetti will long be remembered. Evie’s table was always open; one couldn’t stop without the insistence of a meal or some sort of visit. She collected snowman, amassing a collection of over 200. She also enjoyed flower gardening. She had a fondness for music, singing, as well as traveling, she looked forward to bus tours adventures.
Always happy and with a to-do list, she was generous to a fault. Described as selfless and never judgmental, she possessed a spunky and generous personality. Particular, she believed in doing every task the right way or not at all.
She saw to it that her family always had everything they needed, they were always first. Her family holiday meals will forever be remembered, just as her love of family and kind hearted ways. Perhaps Russell summed it up the best, “the world would be a much better place if there were more people like her”. Needless to say she will be missed.
In addition to her beloved husband Russell, she is also survived by her children: Bonny Jo Buffington of Westerville, Terry Eugene (Debbie) Hubbell of Pataskala, Peggy Sue (Sam) Freeman of Columbus, Jeanna Elaine (Abel) Moreno of Lewis Center, Stacy Dawn Smith (Jessica) of Blue Ash, grandchildren: Trisha, Shandra, Aaron, Jerod, Logan, Mollie, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, sister Lindell (Mike) Lothamer of Worthington, sister-in-law Wanda Baugess of Whitehouse, TX, nieces and nephews: Jimmy, Julie, Chris, Deidre, and Stephanie, as well as a host of extended family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by an infant brother and her brother James Baugess.
Friends may call 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, Ohio 43074, where services be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Leroy Bumpus officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Perry Church of Christ.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com