Josephine Smith 1921-2013

MINERAL RIDGE – Josephine Smith, 92, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Vista Center in the Ridge.

She was born March 3, 1921, in West Virginia, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Mayyou Fraley.

Josephine married Frank W. Smith Sr. in 1940, and together they had two wonderful children. Frank passed away in October 1985.

She was a very unique person; she worked for 40 years as the secretary for Seaborn Elementary School in Mineral Ridge, retiring at the age of 83. She was a competitive dancer and an avid reader. One of her favorite pastimes was working her way through her son’s garden picking tomatoes.

Josephine loved watching all types of sporting events, and was a great supporter of the school and attended all her children’s and grandchildren’s sports activities. She was a previous commander of the women’s group at the VFW in Mineral Ridge.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol (Robert) Wick of Canfield; son, Frank W. (Kathy) Smith Jr.; sister, Marion Garrity of Austintown, four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Virginia Stribling and Annamae Harina; and brother, George Mayyou.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at www.lanefuneralhomes. com.

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