Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Jannie L. (Ramey) Smith

Jannie L. (Ramey) Smith, age 74, of Shelby, died Tuesday morning, January 18, 2022 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital following a long-term illness.

Jannie was born February 23, 1947 in Paintsville, KY to the late George A. and Mary Lee (Click) Ramey. She was a former employee of Hi-Sat Manufacturing Company in Lexington. Jannie enjoyed sewing and was an avid reader. She absolutely adored children. It did not matter if they were her own or someone else’s, she simply enjoyed caring for them. Jannie was a member of Clay Memorial Lutheran Church.

On November 23, 1965 Jannie married her husband of 55 years, Philip Smith, and he survives. Also surviving are her children: Richard (Heather) Smith of Lewis Center, Paul (Deena) Smith of Tiffin, Trina (Chad) Klingelsmith of North Fairfield, Scott (Francine) Smith of Rock Hill, SC, Machelle Litteral of Shelby; 9 grandchildren: Zach, Aiden, Cruz, Dannah, Owen, Justin, Dylan, Camron, and Arianna; two great grandchildren: Brogan and Briella; siblings: George Ramey (Don Washington), Vickie (Jerry) Rose, Delores (Dan) Moore, and Kathy (Tim) Stevens; brother in law: Joe (Leony) Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 10-11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. Rev. Carol Kilgore will officiate and burial will follow in Little London Cemetery, Shelby.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence on Jannie’s obituary at or by leaving a comment on her obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

To view Jannie’s tribute video, click the link provided:

Memories & Condolence

  1. Peggy Sue wright says:

    So sorry prayers for the family Jannie will be missed by all she always had a big smile for everyone . She is still around us
    Just think of her and she will be there love to all
    Peggy Sue wright

  2. Stephen Wise says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and condolences. Steve and Maureen!!

  3. Sara wax says:

    So sorry for the lose of Paul’s mother, thoughts and prayers, the Waxes

  4. Robin Hamilton Smedley says:

    My deepest sympathies to you and family. Seems like yesterday our families were neighbors and friends. Hugs to you and the family. May Gods love hold you all together and comfort you.

  5. Vickie Shifflet says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Heaven has just gained another angel

  6. Sally Fridley says:

    Vickie –
    Our sympathies to you and your family at this time. You are being lifted in prayer as your sister moves into your hearts.

  7. La Donna (Conley) & Tim Reams says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss.
    Love and prayers for all ❤️

  8. Sharon Perkins says:

    Dear Family,

    We would love to be with you at this time to share your memories and your sorrow, but Mom has had a rough week. Please know that we send our
    thoughts, prayers, and love to you all during this difficult time.
    Sharon and Eula Mae Perkins

  9. Michael & Melissa Bowling says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss and it truly is a great loss. Jannie was one of the sweetest most sincere people I’ve had the pleasure to know. Much Love and Prayers to all.

    I Love you all

  10. Ed Ernsberger says:

    You were my second Mom in my youth. I will always have you in my heart and prayers. Rest in peace Mom, till we meet again.

  11. Ashley Montgomery says:

    Hey Uncle Phil and Family
    I just wanted to send you all my love, thoughts and prayers. Jannie really was such an amazing person with the kindest heart. I still have the baby blanket she made me 31 years ago. I feel privileged to have grown up so close to y’all and will be keeping you all in my thoughts during this difficult time.
    Love Ashley

  12. Linda Walton says:

    To Janie’s family.
    Words cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart. I will always cherish the good memories I have of Janie. Her smile and friendly personality. Her attitude toward her health issues was amazing. She stayed positive.
    I Loved the purple in her memory. She would have Loved it too.
    Due to my health I’m sorry I could not join you. But never doubt I.was there in spirit. Sending you all Love, Prayers and Hugs ❤️ Always in my heart! Linda

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