Juleah Mary (Smith) Sinn
Juleah Mary (Smith) Sinn
PAULDING, Ohio —  Juleah Mary (Smith) Sinn passed away on Jan. 31, 2018, just five days after her 86th birthday. She resided at the Country Inn Enhanced Living Center outside Latty, Ohio.

She was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Paulding County, to Harry R. and Madge B. (Stouffer) Smith. She married Donald E. Sinn on June 10, 1950.  Don preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2003. They were married 53 years.

She is survived by five of her six children: daughter, Rebecca (Sinn) Van Fleet; son, Donald (Gene) and Sharon (Yoh) Sinn, son, Thomas and Laurie (Ankney) Sinn; daughter, Roberta (Sinn) and Kenneth Macy; son, Michael and Barb (Von Sossan) Sinn; and daughter-in-law, Annette (Hunt) Sinn; her brother-in-law, Larry Sinn; and sister-in-law Diane (Miller) Sinn.  Juleah has 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  They will remember her warm hugs, soft brown eyes and generous spirit.

Preceding her in death are a son, Perry Sinn; brother, Richard and Margie Smith; sister, Helen and Ben Rager; sister, Maxine and Howard Reinhart; sister, Donna and Clyde Crone; sister-in-law, Jeannne “Gus” Sinn; and brother-in-law, Richard Sinn.

She was a member of the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish.  For 20 plus years, she worked at Wayne Trace High School.  She enjoyed serving as ticket manager for ball games during part of these 20 years.  She loved working with all of the great people who kept the school progressing.  She served as Clerk for the Latty Council for 23 years.  She also worked at Bakle and Sinn.  She knew living and working with Don was a challenge, but if anyone could do it, it was her.

She modeled the importance of listening, being involved, getting along with others, working hard, and not giving up.  She was kind, caring and supportive.  Those who knew her appreciated her knowledge, patience and determination.  She will be missed. She was a truly good person and great mom.  As her family, we hope she knows, we did our best to love her as much as she loved us.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 5 at the Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding, with the Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding County.

Visitation will be 1 – 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Latty Ball Association or masses.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.