The Life of Josephine Smith



MINERAL RIDGE – Josephine Smith, 92, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Vista Center in the Ridge.

Josephine was born March 3, 1921, in West Virginia to parents, Joseph and Anna (Mayyou) Fraley.

Josephine married Frank W. Smith Sr. in 1940, and together they had two wonderful children. Frank passed away in October of 1985.

Josephine was a very unique person. She worked for 40 years as the secretary for Seaborn Elementary School in Mineral Ridge, retiring at the age of 83. She was a competitive dancer and an avid reader. One of her favorite pastimes was working her way through her son’s garden, picking tomatoes.

Josephine loved watching all types of sporting events and was a great supporter of the school and attended all her children’s and grandchildren’s sports activities. She was a previous Commander of the women’s group at the VFW in Mineral Ridge.

Survivors include her daughter, Carol (Robert) Wick of Canfield; son, Frank W. (Kathy) Smith Jr.; sister, Marion Garrity of Austintown; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Virginia Stribling and Annamae Harina; and brother, George Mayyou.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Mineral Ridge Chapel from 4 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services are Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will follow at Green Haven Memorial Gardens.

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