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Bethel United Methodist Church
Tuesday June 1st, 2021
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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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.


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Guestbook

Deb, so sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this time in your life. Miss seeing you in Payne Church. Take care, William and Linda Franklin Schmidt.

William and Linda Franklin Schmidt May 30 2021 12:00 AM

Our sincere sympathy to all of Dee's family. I worked with Dee at EMP Co-op at the Monroeville, IN elevator. She was the sweetest, kindest person and a joy to work with! Rest in the Peace of our Lord and Savior, Dee! Edna Castleman

Ed & Edna Castleman May 30 2021 12:00 AM

Oh I loved this woman. She was always my polka partner at every wedding reception when I was much younger.

Karen Wisel May 29 2021 12:00 AM

Sue Hamrick, so sorry for your loss. I was in the Class of '55 @ Central Catholic w/ your Mom. I also attended/married @ St Patrick Catholic Church, but don't remember knowing your Father.
Don't know if you remember me from Lincoln Life. I was there for 43 years. We worked together on the 6th floor w/ Anna DeLeon, Mark Waltenburg, Terri Strong, etc.
Ginny (Virginia) Wyman

Virginia Wyman May 28 2021 12:00 AM

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