Edith J. Smith, 93, died Sunday evening, Aug. 19, 2012, in Twilight Gardens Home.
She was born May 14, 1919, in Bellevue, to John and Ida (Mowry) Lamb, and was a lifelong area resident.
Edith was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroeville, where she served as a member of the altar and rosary society and helped with the accounting of the collection envelopes for many years.
She was a former telephone operator supervisor in Sandusky. Edith and her late husband, Walter, were instrumental in the development of Christie Lane School and Workshop and a drove bus for them for many years.
Edith was well known for her lemon meringue pie at the St. Joseph festival, and enjoyed playing bingo and cards. She and her husband enjoyed dancing. Edith was an avid Cleveland Indians fan and listened to the Indians win the 1948 world series on the radio.
She is survived by her children, Gregory L. Smith of Norwalk, Martin D. Smith of Williston, Ohio, Roger K. Smith, of Norwalk, Kathleen C. and Richard Griffin, of Norwalk, Alan J. Smith and Susan Schindler of Norwalk, and Amy J. and Gary Rasnick of Monroeville; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. Smith in 2003; brothers, Bill, Harold, Ernie, Merlin, and J.P. Lamb; and sisters, Phyllis David, Helen Windnagle, and Barbara Kollmeier.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 22, at Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St. Norwalk. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 23, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monroeville. Father Bill Pifher will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 N. Main St., Williston, OH 43468.
Condolences may be made by going to edwalkerfuneralhome.com.