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Marie Smith

Marie J. Smith, 85, of Findlay, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at Bridge Hospice Care Center.
Marie was born September 18, 1936, to Herman and Martha (Niederkohr) Schreiner in Carey. Her father, Herman, passed away in an accident when she was 1.5 years old and she was raised by her mom, Martha, and step-dad, Paul Krupp. In her youth, Marie worked for her parents’ small grocery store on Muncie Street in Carey and at Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church. Her career goals were to be a wife and mother. Marie was able to achieve those goals when she met and later married the love of her life, James V. Smith on Oct. 15, 1960, in Our Lady of Consolation Catholic Church. Jim preceded her in death, passing away on Aug. 1, 2012. She and Jim were members of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Findlay. Over the years, Marie worked at Seiberling Rubber Co., Ohio Savings and Loan, New Riegel Schools, Lifetouch and Fit Rite Shoppe.
Surviving are her children, Lynn (Tim) Granatir of Perrysburg, Paul (DeAnn) Smith of Fostoria, Karen (Michael) Hopkinson of Walbridge, Ronald (Wood) Foster-Smith of Minneapolis, Minn.; Michael (Pamela) Smith of Caledonia, Ill.; Andrew (Christina) Smith of Van Buren; grandchildren, Brian and Michelle Granatir, Taylor and Drew Smith, Ashley DeLeon, Josh and Tyler Hopkinson, Chantyl Outzen, Mykela Johnson, Jenna and Melayna Smith and Zachary, Isaac and Alexandria Smith; great-grandchildren, Camron Green, Liliana Granatir, Brand DeLeon, and Ehren and William Outzen; sister, Catherine Reinhart, Fostoria; and her very special little puppy companion, Peanut. Maria was preceded in death by her husband; parents; step-dad; and brothers, Howard, Eugene, Wayne, David, Herman and Melvin.
Marie’s children would like to thank her for leaving them with two special gifts: knowing the importance of family and keeping your sense of humor, even in your final days.
A Catholic mass, burial and celebration of life will be held in the spring. Memorials in honor of Marie may be made to Bridge Hospice Care Center, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Arrangements were handled by Hufford Family Funeral Home, Findlay. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.huffordfh.com.

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