PAULDING, Ohio — Martha M. Smalley, 90, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017.

She was born Feb. 14, 1927, in Grover Hill, the daughter of the late Jasper and Marietta (Head) Russell. On Dec. 19, 1954, she married James Nelson Smalley, who preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2007. She retired in 1960 from the former Ben Franklin 5 & 10 Store, Paulding.

She is survived by two daughters, Myra J. Smalley, Paulding, and Myrna (Ron) Paxton, Cecil.

She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Russell and Byrl Emmons; and a sister, Lucille Kimmie.

Funeral services will be conduced at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be in Cooper Haines Cemetery, Paulding.

Visitation will be 2 – 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at the funeral home, Paulding. There will also be visitation on Friday from 1 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Junction Bible Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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