The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

September 20, 2013

Theodora R. Smith

Star Beacon

ANDOVER — Theodora Ruth Smith, age 90, of Andover, Ohio, died on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at Eagle Pointe Nursing Home.

She was born on August 18, 1923, in Andover, Ohio, a daughter of Margaret Jane (Sample) and Walter James Waid. On May 12, 1945, she married Ray Oscar Smith.

A lifelong area resident, Theo worked at the former Miller Memorial Nursing Home in the laundry and she also worked for a few years at Kennametal in Orwell, Ohio.

She loved to garden, make crafts, and always had a warm smile and time to visit with you. Theo was a member of the Andover Congregational Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of fifty-one years, Ray O. Smith; a son, Ray Jerome "Snuffy" Smith; four sisters, Margaret Love Waid, Luella Hotsenpiller, Blanche (Wiebe) DeJong and Helen Tucker; and two brothers, Charles Samuel Waid and Harlan Sample Waid.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary J. (Ronald) Jones of Jefferson, Ohio, and Darlene J. (Bradley) Edelman of Orwell, Ohio; a son, Arnold J. (Kathy) Smith of Jefferson, Ohio; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Sandi L. Smith.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Eagle Point Nursing Home and Hospice for their wonderful care.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements handled by BAUMGARDNER FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICE of Andover, Ohio, with an online guestbook available at and

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