Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Annis M. Smith

Annis M. Smith, age 91, of Shelby, died Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Elmcroft of Ontario.

Annis was born October 12, 1929 in Ashland to the late Roy and Eva (Dull) Potter. She was a 1949 graduate of Ashland High School and, prior to her marriage, worked at Ohio Dairy in Ashland. Annis spent her life being a mother and a wife. She excelled at providing and caring for her family.

Annis was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Shelby. She also loved reading, knitting, doing puzzles, and enjoyed playing bingo.

On July 15, 1951, she married Virgil E. Smith Sr. and he preceded her in death on March 28, 1992. In addition to her parents and husband, Annis was preceded in death by her son: Virgil Smith Jr.; siblings: Lelah Emminger and Frank C. Potter; and her nephew: Ronald Emminger. Annis is survived by her daughter: Loretta (John) Barrett of Shelby; daughter in law: Eileen Smith of Shelby; grandchildren: Scott Smith of Crestline and Jill (Tobey) Stoffer of Bucyrus; greatgrandchildren: Gage Stoffer, Hayli Stoffer, Sarah Smith, and Tyler Smith; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Graveside services will be held Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:30 am at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh with Rev. James MacDonald officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, or the American Cancer Society,

Care for Annis and her family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Annis’ obituary at or by leaving a comment on her post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Sandy, Jim and family says:

    John and Loretta; So very sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Sandy, Jim and family

  2. Rick, Pam and family says:

    Loretta & John,
    We wanted to send our love and condolences for your mother’s passing. ❤
    Rick & Pam Lysinger and family

  3. Cathy Emminger says:

    Dear Smith family,

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Ronald and I enjoyed visiting her, sharing stories of him living with Grandma Potter, when she learned to drive, and our camping time together.
    I am currently in Massachusetts so will not be at the services.

    My deepest sympathy to all.
    Love, Cathy

  4. Ken, Mary Shade and family says:

    Eileen, Scott, Jill. Loretta and John you have our condolences. May God give her peace. Love to all of you.

  5. Marilyn & Gene Hopkins says:

    Keeping you in our thoughts.

  6. Crystal Jarrell says:

    Your all in my thoughts and prayers… it was an honor taking care of her the last year and half… she has an amazing daughter Loretta…

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