Rose L. Smith, 81, of Tiro, Ohio, passed away at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at home.
Rose was born Feb. 18, 1932, in Sandusky, to William and Beatrice (Hegemer) Brecht. She was married Jan. 26, 1952, to Roger E. Smith who preceded her in death Jan. 23, 2010.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William.
Rose is survived by her children, Mark E. Smith of Tiro, Mike (Connie) Smith of Tiro, Vicki (Tom) Taylor of Marietta, Ga., and Linda (Greg) Stegeman of Medina, Ohio; grandchildren, Cindy (Christian) Barth of Nevada, Lester (Sara) Smith of Roswell, Ga., Jennifer (Scott) Kelly of Sidney, Ohio, Lauren (Tom) Sinowski of Marietta, Brad (Jessica) Stegeman of Uniontown, Ohio, Samantha Stegeman of Harrison, Ohio, and Ashley Stegeman of Canton, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Vera, Clara, Anne Clare, Ella, Emma, and Olivia; brother, Dennis Brecht of North Fairfield, Ohio; sister, Lois Bailey of Sandusky; as well as her special pet dog, Gracie.
Rose was a homemaker and helped her husband with farming. She was a member of Mother of Sorrow Catholic Church in N. Auburn, Ohio, the Rosary Alter Society, and was formerly a member of the Tiro Homemakers Club. Rose enjoyed gardening, canning, and being involved with her children’s activity’s when they were young. Rose was quick witted and loved livestock, especially those that were sick and small.
The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at Mother of Sorrow Catholic Church, with Father Eric Culler as Celebrant. Burial will follow in Sandusky Twp. Cemetery.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Home Care Matters Hospice, the Sandusky Twp. Cemetery Assoc. or the Church.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at munzpirnstill.com.