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Hope Eleanor SmithHope Eleanor Smith, 96, of Antwerp, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2013 at her residence.
Hope was born in Defiance County, Ohio on August 18, 1916, a daughter of the late Mary Edna (Core) and Jesse Ellsworth Revert. She was a 1934 graduate of Mark Center High School and earned a degree from International Business College.
On August 9, 1940, Hope married Max Arthur Smith in Wauseon, Ohio. The couple celebrated 71 years of marriage on August 9, 2011. Max passed away on February 17, 2012.
Hope was a bookkeeper at L. Smith & Son, Inc. from 1937 until the couple's retirement in 1983.
Max and Hope wintered in Lakeland, Florida for 16 years, where they enjoyed socializing with their friends and attending Big Band concerts. Hope loved to spend time with her family, to read and to travel. She was also and avid basketball and football fan. She was a member of Antwerp United Methodist Church.
Hope will be sadly missed by her daughter, Carol (John) Chilcote of Antwerp; son Rob (Jennifer) Smith of Melbourne, KY; grandsons, Scott (Nadine) Cottrell of Falls Church, VA and Brad of Lexington, KY and a special cousin, Marie Coy of Hicksville.
Private services will be held at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, followed by interment in Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
ROB, SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOTHERS PASSING. I HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF SPENDING TIME AT YOUR HOME AS A KID.
BRETT SWANN Feb 4 2013 12:00 AM
Carol,Rob and Families, It is hard to put nto words how special lyour Mom was. She was like my second Mom for many years. She had such sparkling eyes and warm smile. I'll surely remember the good times, and some when we got in trouble, Carol. Our deepest sympathy. Cal and Vicki
Vicki (Cromley) & Cal Keokuk Jan 13 2013 12:00 AM
Carol and John,
You have our deepest sympathy at the death of your mom and mom-in-law. It can be always hard to lose a loved one, but it's especially had to lose a mom or dad. Know that they are at peace. Also know that Our Lord holds us the servivers in the palm of His hand when we need Him the most.
God's peace to you both.
Love in Christ, Darrel and Nancy
Darrel and Nancy Knipstein Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM
Sorry about your mother: seems strange that we just talked about our mothers outside the auditor's office and then I read that she passed. I'm sure that she had a wonderful life, especially with you and your brother and John in her life. My mom was 92, and she had a long life, but I was sure she was ready to meet her God and all the wonderful people in her life who preceded her:Hope had a very close group of friends and family in Antwerp I'm sure. Do you remember when we bought the beautiful brass lamps? I hope you are taking this all in stride: So many of our friends and family are leaving us now, and it's so sad, but we are blessed for having known them all. With love, Bernie Schmidt
Bernie and Jeff Schmidt Jan 9 2013 12:00 AM
Carol & Rob, Was so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. She & Max were so loved by so many people, including myself. Do miss them. You are in my prayers, keep the memories alive, as there has to be so many.May God bless you, & help you thru this time of sorrow.
Donna Parrish Jan 8 2013 12:00 AM
Carol and Rob
i have fond memories of your mother when she lived with us in the late 1040's or early 1950's - what a beautiful person.
you are blessed to have her as your mother .
please accept our sympathie and prayers to your families at this trying time.
Memories of Hope are good memories the kind you relive over and over.
Harry & Helen Seslar
harry seslar Jan 8 2013 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of your mama's passing. Thinking of you.
Ron & Cindi (Shull) Slattery Jan 8 2013 12:00 AM
Carol and family,
So sorry for the loss of your mom. I know it's been a journey, but it's still hard to lose our mom at any time. Thinking of you with love and prayers.
Linda Hankinson (Zuber) Jan 8 2013 12:00 AM
Dear Rob and Carol, Just to leave you and your families, know I thought about Hope often, and will always have the good memories, of living neighbors in Antwerp. Love and Blessings Mary Plum
mary plum Jan 7 2013 12:00 AM
Dear Carol, Rob, and family,
We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear mother.
Please accept our sincerest sympathies.Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers
are with you all in this time of sorrow.
Mark, Patty, and Denver
Patricia Miller Jan 7 2013 12:00 AM