SALEM, Ohio – Patricia Ann Smith, age 86, of Salem, died at 12:04 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.
She was born November 11, 1930 in Salem, the daughter of the late Lawrence and Helen (Lowry) Murphy.
She was a life-long member of Saint Paul Catholic Church and was active in the Legion of Mary (36 years), bereavement ministry, hospital visitations, home visits, communion for the sick, welcome visits to new parishioners and Parish Council.
Pat graduated from St. Paul Grade School, Salem High School and worked as a service representative for Ohio Bell Telephone in the 1950’s.
Her husband, Calvin “Cal” Jay Smith, whom she married May 22, 1954, preceded her in death September 13, 2011.
Survivors include a son, Calvin Joseph (Viola) Smith and a granddaughter, Kirsten both of the Philippines; her niece, Marilyn (John) Borza of Lisbon who was like a daughter to her; a dear friend, Bob Jelen of Texas; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Saint Paul Catholic Church celebrated by Father Robert Edwards. She requests friends and family come one hour prior to the mass at the church.
There will be no calling hours.
Private interment will be at Grandview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Paul School, 925 East State Street, Salem, OH 44460 and Our Lady’s Purse, St. Paul Church, 935 East State Street, Salem, OH 44460.
Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.