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Mary Frances Smith

July 17, 1929 — January 14, 2021

Mary Frances Smith

Mary Frances Smith, age 91, of rural Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2021, at her residence.

She was born in Bellefontaine July 17, 1929, the only child of the late Francis Donald and Mary Irene (Clingerman) Longbrake. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Timothy J. Smith in 2015.

She is survived by six children, William F. (Paula) Smith of Massillon, Neysa M. (Frank) Doudna of Albany, Timothy M. (Mary) Smith of Bellefontaine, Steven A. (Tina) Smith of Taylor Mills, Ky., Matthew L. Smith of DeGraff, Anthony J. (Jill) Smith of Delaware; fourteen grandchildren, Brian, Troy (Shiho), Dale (Jess), Andrew (Britney), Braden (Lindsey), Casey (Trisha), Timothy Jr. (Jenny), Julia (Adam), Thomas, Jessica, Derek, Sean, Anastasia (Jeremy) and Tate; six great grandchildren, Greyson, Griffin, Colston, Marisa, Toshiki, Liam and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mary graduated from Bellefontaine High School and Miami University. After raising her children and managing the family farm, she worked as a secretary at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce before becoming the office manager for Logan Acres until her retirement. She belonged to both the St. Patrick and St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Churches. With her husband, she enjoyed bridge club and the Logan County Art League. She was a member of several local women’s social clubs and was a supporter of the Holland Theatre and the Logan County Historical Society.

Father Shawn Landenwitch, along with her grandson Transitional Deacon Brian Smith will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bellefontaine.  Visitation will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.

Burial will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Bellefontaine.

Due to current pandemic orders, please be symptom-free, practice social distancing and please wear a mask.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Smith family.


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Past Services


Friday, January 22, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine

321 N Main St, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 23, 2021

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