Doris J. Smith, age 88, of Bryan, Ohio, died at 8:20 P.M. on Sunday, February 9, 2014, shortly after admittance to Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan. Mrs. Smith was a 1944 graduate of Edon High School and had worked at Stough Paint Store for sixteen years until her retirement. Her memberships included Wesley United Methodist Church, where she was an active member, and Bryan American Legion Post #284 Auxiliary, of which she was past president. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed her game shows, camping and just going anywhere. The center of her life was always her family.
Doris J. Smith was born on September 24, 1925, in Northwest Township near Columbia, Ohio, the daughter of Ellsworth C. and Helen Catherine (Light) Maginn. She married Gerald G. Smith on July 28, 1946, in Edon, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 2011.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda (Charles) Silkworth, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, one son, Larry (Tamela) Smith, of Bryan, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two sisters, Lois (Howard) Snyder, of Angola, Indiana and Phyllis Kissinger, of Edon.
Services will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 1:30 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, with Pastor Becky Schofield Motter officiating. Interment will follow in Edon Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the Krill Funeral Home, Bryan, from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia Foundation or Wesley United Methodist Church.