Eleanore A. “Bootsie” Smith

Jun 1, 1937 - Nov 10, 2013

Eleanore A. “Bootsie” Smith, 76, Sandusky, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center.

She was born in Samaria, Mich., June 1, 1937.

Bootsie was a member of North Pointe Baptist Church, Sandusky. She loved to draw, go shopping, and was always a kind hearted person, never meeting a stranger.

She is survived by her husband, Melvin Smith, to whom she was married 50 years; daughters, Karen Ritter of Vickery, Linda Smith of Baldwin, Mich., and Shirley Smith of Whites Landing; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Teddy Fischer, Leroy Fischer, Dan Fischer, and Dave Fischer; and several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Bacome; mother, Phyllis (Shroyer) Fischer; step father, Ted Fischer Sr.; and a brother.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, until funeral services at 1 p.m., at North Pointe Baptist Church, 3702 Hayes Ave., Sandusky. Rev. Wally Gilbert will officiate. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eleanore’s name to North Pointe Baptist Church, or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made at toftfh.com.