The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022

Caroline ‘Connie’ Smith

Caroline “Connie” Smith, 89, of Convoy, died at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Caroline "Connie" Smith

She was born February 3, 1924, in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Lewis and Wilhelmina (Gombert) Myers. On March 23, 1947, she married Robert L. Smith, who preceded her in death on November 19, 2012.

Mrs. Smith retired in 1986 after 25 years of service as a secretary at Crestview schools. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Convoy and its Fidelitas Guild. She was also a member of Japonica Garden Club in Convoy and the Lady Board of Managers of Van Wert County Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters, Martha Smith of Columbus and Marilyn Smith of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Joan (Wilbur) Eddy of Van Wert; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Myers and Phyllis Myers, both of Van Wert, and Colleen Myers of Haviland; and a granddaughter, Rebecca (Troy) Gray, and her mother, Debra.

A son, Larry Smith; three brothers, Lewis, Maurice and Thomas Myers; and a grandson, Gregory Smith, also preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Convoy, with the Rev. Rita Bair officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in Convoy.

Calling hours are from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Gearhart-Jurczyk Funeral Home in Convoy and an hour prior to services Thursday at the church.

Preferred memorials: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Convoy.

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POSTED: 03/31/13 at 9:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries