Renee L. Smith

MINERVA — Renee L. Smith, 70, of Minerva, died Tuesday in Aultman Hospital.

She was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Canton, the daughter of the late H. Dale and Martha Jane (Temple) Forbes.

Mrs. Smith retired from Salem Community Hospital where she worked in the lab for 38 years. She graduated from Southern Local High School in 1966 and was a member of the Minerva United Methodist Church where she was a Sunday school teacher.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, James Smith, whom she married June 8, 1966; a daughter, Shelly (Rich) Ridzon of Carrollton; a son, Ryan (Heather) Smith of Minerva; two sisters, Dana (Richard) Beadnell and Shirlee Rae (Steve) Jarrett, both of Salineville; two brothers, Randy (Laura) Forbes and Shawn (Kathy) Forbes, both of Salineville; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Minerva United Methodist Church with the Rev. Harley Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Mechanicstown Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home and one hour prior to the services on Friday at the church.

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