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Delores M. Smith

d. May 27, 2021

Delores M. Smith

Delores M. Smith, 84, of Payne passed away Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Vancrest of Payne.

She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 7, 1937, youngest daughter of the late Clara (Temple) and Clyde  Franklin.

Delores attend St. Charles Catholic school and Central Catholic High School. On August 13, 1955 she married Leonard Smith at St. Patrick's Catholic Church
in Ft. Wayne IN.  She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish in Payne and a member of the Alter Rosary Society.

Delores was a bartender at  4 Aces for 25 years and a bookkeeper at EMP for 15 years. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Deborah Hunter, Diane (Tom) Frecker, Robert (Ardis) Smith, Jean (Gerry) Bakle, Jana (Dennis) Ruff & Susan (Jeff) Hamrick;  13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren & 1 great great grandchild

Delores was also preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, grandson, Tony Frecker; sons-in-laws, Michael Hunter & Tim Alles, 7 siblings, Richard & William Franklin, Ann Green, Bernice Lawrence, Dorothy Johnston & Catherine Boschet.

Viewing is Tuesday, June 1, 2021, 4 - 7 pm with a rosary service at 7 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne. Viewing is also, Wednesday, 9:00 - 9:30 am at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.

Mass is Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 10 am, Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 203 W. Townline, Payne.


Int. St John Cemetery, Payne.

Memorials are to Divine Mercy, 417 N. Main St, Paulding, Ohio 45879.

Fond memories may be shared at dooleyfuneralhome.com

FLOWERS AND OTHER TRIBUTES MAY BE DELIVERED TUESDAY, 9 AM TO 2 PM AT THE PAYNE FUNERAL HOME FLOWER DELIVERY DOOR.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Delores M. Smith, please visit our flower store.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Bethel United Methodist Church

16998 C-73, Antwerp, OH 45813

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