Patricia Jane Smith

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By The Staff

SMITH – Patricia Jane Smith, age 85, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008. Patricia, a very dedicated wife and mother, was born Sept. 7, 1922, in Owosso, Mich., to Grace and Clarence Graham. She married Howard Smith in 1952 in Flint, Mich., and then moved to Kettering, where she lived for 55 years.

Patricia was very active in her children’s lives by volunteering as a home-room mother during their elementary school years; she was also a team parent for several little league baseball and football teams, and for the local Special Olympics. She had recently spent time helping her dear friends, Patrick and Ellen Sullivan, at various AMBUCS activities.

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Howard; and brother Walter Graham and his wife, Barbara. She is survived by four sons and their wives: Dr. Douglas Smith of Cleveland, Ohio; Stephen and Amy Smith of Salinas, Calif.; Brian and Sherisse Smith of Los Alamos, N.M.; and Hugh Smith of Dayton, Ohio; four grandchildren: Lindsey and Kelley Smith of Superior, Colo., and Clark and Bryn Smith of Los Alamos, N.M.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Road, Kettering, Ohio, with Rev. Victoria Downing officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Special Olympics or AMBUCS charities. Arrangements in care of Routsong Funeral Home.