Rosemary Ellen “Rosie” Smith
Rosemary Ellen “Rosie” Smith, age 89 and a longtime Shelby resident, died peacefully Thursday afternoon, March 9, 2023 at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.
Rosie was born February 19, 1934 in Willard to the late Jacob and Cecelia (Krick) Moomaw and was a 1952 graduate of Willard High School. On April 24, 1954 she married Roger Allan Smith and together celebrated 48 years of marriage prior to his death on September 15, 2002. A homemaker, Rosie raised her three sons and was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Tots to Teens Mothers Club, where she had been past president, and thoroughly enjoyed being with people and playing cards. She loved crafts of all kinds- crocheting, needlepoint, painting, knitting, and especially scrapbooking with her many friends. She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.
Surviving are sons: Ron (Susie) Smith and Ryan (Debbie) Smith both of Dublin; daughter-in-law: Leigh Ann Smith of Texas; grandchildren: Melanie (B.J.) Hardesty, Katie Smith, Samantha Smith, Sarah Smith, Sydney Smith, Kristin (Kelly) Zersen, Ashley (Rob) Novickas, Scott Smith, Jason (Shelley) Colley, Adam (Holly) Colley, and Josh (Kelly) Colley; 8 great grandchildren; a sister: Kathy (John) Schodorf; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Rosie was preceded in death by her son, Randall “Randy” Smith, on January 5, 2018.
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 5-8 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 10:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, with Fr. Chris Mileski as celebrant. Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio State University Department of Neurology Development Fund via their website, www.giveto.osu.edu, Fund Number: 306568.