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Arlene M. Smith

Reflector • Updated Oct 7, 2019 at 4:11 PM

WILLARD — Arlene M. Smith,  95, Willard, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019, at her home. She was born May 7, 1924, in Peru Township, Ohio to the late Harry and Olga (Cole) Ruggles. Arlene was a 4-H advisor for many years and was an event planner for the First United Methodist Church Youth Group. Arlene cooked dinners for as many as 150 people, she organized and led the making of Apple Dumplings to raise funds for the youth group, and she cooked dinners for the youth program on Wednesday nights. Arlene enjoyed quilting, painting, cross stitching and she loved to Western Square Dance. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, Dean (Jane) Smith, Ron (Debbie) Smith, Clifford (Susan) Smith, daughters, Eileen (Keith) Squires, Marilyn (Dave) Wood, and Sharon (Frank) Bishop, 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Roger J. Smith, a daughter Janice Dean, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 10, 2019 from at First United Methodist Church, where her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. with Rev. Aaron Meadows officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central of Ohio or the Youth Program at First United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made to Arlene's family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.

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