Thelma Eileen Partee Smith

Thelma Eileen Partee Smith died on April 25, 2014 at the Kingston Residence of Perrysburg, Ohio.
She was born on December 17, 1932 to Owen Wayne and Zepherine Hazel Robarge Partee in Bryan, Ohio.
She graduated from Stryker High School in 1950 and from Bowling Green State University in 1954 with dual
majors in vocal and instrumental music.
She married Robert (Bob) Lee Smith on August 27, 1954. They had three children: Gregory in 1955, Philip
in 1959, and Lisa in 1964.
Throughout the 1970s she substitute taught in Perrysburg elementary schools. In the 1980s and 1990s, she
worked in Accounts Payable at Owens Illinois for seven years and then as the Office Manager at Way
Public Library for twenty years where she retired.
Throughout Thelma’s life, she sang in many choirs. She was one of the organizers of the Perrysburg
Symphony Chorale, the choral group affiliated with the Perrysburg Symphony. Thelma’s greatest passions
included her family and friends, Classical music, and all of the wonderful animals in her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents as well as her eldest son, Gregory.
She is survived by friend, Robert Smith, son, Philip (Karen) Smith, daughter, Lisa Smith (Moutaz Khouja),
and grand-daughter, Catherine Hann.
The family would like to thank the staff of Perrysburg Commons, the memory unit at Kingston Residence of
Perrysburg, and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their loving care of Thelma during her final months.
Thelma’s memorial service will be held at Zoar Lutheran Church, Perrysburg, OH on Friday, May 2nd at 11
Friends may visit with the family at Zoar from 9 to 11 a.m. before the ceremony.
A light meal will be provided after the service.
Arrangements are being handled by the Marsh Funeral Home, Luckey, OH.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of these organizations: Zoar Lutheran Church, Way
Public Library, or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
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