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Sunday February 6th, 2022
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Monday February 7th, 2022
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Anna Mae Smith

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SERVICE DAYS AND TIMES Anna Mae (Sweeney) Smith, age 96 of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 31, 2022, at Berger Hospital in Circleville. She was born November 10, 1925, in Rehoboth, Ohio, daughter of the late Lewis Charles and Susie May (VanSickle) Sweeney. She graduated from New Lexington High School in 1943 and then attended and graduated as Valedictorian from Good Samaritan School of Nursing in 1946. Part of her nurses training was spent in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. She earned her Master’s Degree from Ohio University in Business Administration. Anna’s career began at Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville, then she moved on to hospitals in Athens, Lancaster, Circleville, Nelsonville and then back to Berger Hospital in Circleville where she served as the Assistant Hospital Administrator. During her retirement, she worked at Fairfield Industries as the facility nurse until age 80. She maintained her nursing license up until her date of passing. Anna was a prolific author of numerous books relating to family and area history of events preceding and during her family’s life. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, William A. Smith; infant son, William A. Smith Jr.; son-in-law, Carl Furness; daughter-in-law, Juliann Thompson Smith; sisters, Violet Sweeney, Cleo Sweeney, Catherine Longstreth, Idell McCarty, Nellie Carlow, and June Sweeney. She is survived by her children, Charles Smith of Canal Winchester, Kathleen Furness of Lancaster, Bruce (Kathy) Smith of Lancaster, John (Cara) Smith of Canal Winchester, Robert (Judy Gerber) Smith of New Albany, Cynthia Smith-Vollhardt of Lancaster, Diane (Gary) Beckmann of Blacklick, James Smith of Ravenna, Louis Smith of Cambridge, Rebecca (Mark) Schillig of Pataskala, Nicholas (Amy) Smith of Sabina, Susan (John) Kass of Ada, Oklahoma and Laura (David) Strittmatter of Lancaster; twenty seven grandchildren; many great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. A family directed funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 7, 2022, at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda. Interment will follow at Rehoboth Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The funeral may also be viewed live at the funeral home’s Facebook page. In lieu of flowers please consider donations payable to Clayton Twp. Trustees, in the memo line please write: To Improve Site Restoration of Revolutionary War and Civil War Veterans. These donations may be made at the visitation or by sending them to Clayton Township Trustees, c/o Sonya Saxton, 9090 Township Road 169A-N.E., New Lexington, Ohio 43764. Condolences may be made at www.taylortheller.com.

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We share in your sorrow and loss. Aunt Anna Mae was one of the most amazing ladies we ever met. She was so kind, so smart, and she accomplished so many wonderful things in her life. She is truly an example to us all and she will be missed. Always remembering the visits at the farm, talking with Aunt Anna Mae und Uncle Bill.

Mark & Uli Swain Feb 10 2022 2:19 PM

I was so sorry to hear of Anna's passing. Sending Prayers to all of the family

Roy and Debbie Williard Feb 7 2022 9:49 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs. Smiths passing. She was a wonderful person. Sending prayers and my condolences to you all.

Traci (Ruble) Fraley Feb 7 2022 4:24 PM

John, Karen, and all the Smith family, we are thinking of you and sending love and prayers during this sad time. Jim and Sherry Morris

Sherry Morris Feb 6 2022 3:54 PM

Sending prayers and our sympathy for your loss. Anna Mae was a kind, amazing lady. She was so active in our Rehoboth reunions. We will miss her. We are sending donation to Clayton Township.

Jerry & Peggy Orecchio Feb 5 2022 4:14 PM

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Mrs Smith. She was a wonderful lady and nurse. She was one of my most cherished professional mentors. A kind, knowledgeable professional that I learned a great deal from.

Marilyn Frost Feb 4 2022 11:53 PM

I worked with Anna at Fairfield Industries for many years. She had exactly the right touch with our clients - very wise and professional in all she did.
And such a lovely sense of humor. The world needs more like her.
Ann Huston

Ann Huston Feb 3 2022 10:07 PM

So very sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for your family. You have all been blessed to have had such wonderful parents.

Renee Lones Feb 3 2022 8:50 PM

I may have had the honor of meeting your mom during the GOOD Samaritan alumni reunions as the name seems familiar to me. she certainly made the most of her education and admire her for keeping her license updated. I graduated from GOOD SAMARITAN IN 1967

Kathryn MORRISON Feb 3 2022 7:36 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Anna Smith

Kathryn MORRISON Feb 3 2022 7:28 PM

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