Arcolis Smiley, 70, of Collins, died Tuesday evening, April 6, 2010, at home with her family by her side.
She was born July 20, 1939, in Honaker, Ky., daughter of the late Oscar and Bessie (Steele) Collins. She was a member of Sandhill Free Will Baptist Church in Sandusky, and loved the outdoors, crosswords, puzzles, game shows, fishing, gardening and church. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Floyd Smiley, Sheila (Denny) Camp, Mary (Ron) Daniel, Jeff (Kim) Smiley, Gwinna Urich, Blyndia (John) Nickles, Sandy (Ed) Arnold and Tina (Todd) Akers; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Collins; and sisters, Margaret (Scott) Pratter and Odessa (Clifford) Hughes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles F. Smiley on Jan. 8, 2010; siblings, Eugene Collins, Orvile Collins, Magalene Hughes, and Katherine and Bill, both in infancy.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sandhill Free Will Baptist Church, 7703 Mason Road, Sandusky. The Rev. Garry Sorrell Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow at Collins Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.