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Lucille R. Smith

Lucille R. Smith, 88, of Minerva died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Great Trail Care Center.

Born May 20, 1925, in Nelsonville, she was a daughter to Floyd and Ruth (Six) Dearth. 

She was a homemaker and member of Minerva First Christian Church and Secret Sisters.

She is survived by three daughters, Judith Turkson of Minerva, Debra (Ron) Fox of New Mexico and Martha (Ernie) Meyer of San Clemente, CA; six sons, Robert (Ruthie) Smith of East Sparta, Thomas Smith of Malvern, Samuel (Cheryl) Smith of Louisville, Derward (Jean) Smith of Paradise, CA, Mark (Debbie) Smith and Richard (Lynne) Smith, both of Malvern; a brother, David (Beth) Dearth of North Canton; 37 grandchildren; and 33 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Derward Smith, who died in 2007; three brothers, Bill, Richard and Clifford Dearth; and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Smith.

Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Pastor Robert Smith and Pastor Dale Roberts officiating.  Burial will be in Heritage Memorial Gardens.  Calling hours are Thursday 6-8:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the online register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.