VAN WERT, Ohio — Geraldine L. Smith, 86, of Van Wert, died at 4 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the C.H.P.-Inpatient Hospice Center in Van
She was born on April 16, 1930, in Huntington, Indiana, the
daughter of the late Harold and Irene (Hoover) Drabenstot. On Sept. 24,
1949, she married James W. Smith, who survives.
Geraldine was a
homemaker. She was a member of First Church of God in Van Wert, a 1949
graduate of Huntington High School and former Girl Scout Leader.
survivors include her husband, Jim; two sons, Charles (Brenda) Smith of
Rockford and Harold (Carol) Smith of Van Wert; a daughter, Susan (Ray)
Hill of Van Wert; two sisters, Maxine Elick of Florida and SueAnn
(Robert) Ladig of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 12 grandchildren, and one
She was preceded in death by her brother, Eugene Drabenstot.
services are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. at First
Church of God in Van Wert, officiated by Pastor Jason Holler. Visitation
is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Sunday and one hour ahead of the service,
both at that church. Burial is at Glenwood Cemetery in Roanoke, Indiana.
Memorial contributions to the First Church of God.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.