Theresa M. Smith, 86, of Kent, died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her home.
She was born December 27, 1927 in Stow to Jesse and Grace (Love) Nelson. She was a member of St. Patrick Church and its choir. While they lived in Florida, they were members of the choir at Holy Redeemer Church. She was an avid golfer, who won many tournaments.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas A., Whom she married on January 24, 1948; sons, David (Robyn) Smith of Vancouver, WA, Bob (Kathy) Smith of Akron, and Paul (Beth) Smith of State College, PA; daughters, Cathy (Gary) Knapp of Stow, Peggy (Greg) Morgan of Langley, WA, and Laura (Scott) Thomas of Ravenna; grandchildren, Stephen Knapp, Tim Knapp, Kristin Knapp, Olivia Hayes, Lauren Marshall, Joe Smith, Stephanie Smith, Gig Hudi, Seth Hudi, Anthony Thomas, and Brooke Thomas; great grandchildren, Alessa, Alex, Henson, Austin, and Luke. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John F. Nelson and George Nelson; and sisters, Freda Martin, Frances Tasker, Virginia Skibiski, Agnes Jeney, Violetta "Johnnie" Dannemiller, Hester M. Smith, and Ethel Eves.
Calling hours will be held 6-8 PM Friday, August 1st at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, August 2nd at St. Patrick Church with Father Richard Pentello officiating. Burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association c/o Alzheimer's Research, 70 W. Streetsboro Street, Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236.