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In Memory of
Violet G. Smith
March 29, 1920 - May 5, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 11 am-1 pm, Johnson Melick-Moreland Funeral Home

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm, Walnut Grove Cemetery

Walnut Grove Cemetery


Violet G. Smith, age 97, of Centerburg, OH passed away May 5, 2017. Vi was born to Joseph Emanuel and Mary Osborne Goodwin in Tannery, Kentucky March 29, 1920. Member of Milford Church of Christ. Retired foster grandparent of M.V.D.C. and Roush Hardware. Preceded in death by her parents, a very special daughter, Julia N. Tolle Nicely, 7 brothers, 6 sisters, step-daughter, Becky Murphy, step-son, Ronald Smith; a step-grandson and step-granddaughter, her husband of 48 years, Elmer Dale Smith. Survived by step-daughter, Ruth (John) Wisler; grandchildren, Kathy (Terry) Nicely, Sandra (Michael) Gates and Stacia Nicely; step-granddaughter, Beverly Montgomery; 10 great-grandchildren,; great-great granddaughter, Julia; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the JOHNSON-MELICK-MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, 49 W. Church Street, Centerburg, Tuesday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by a graveside service and interment at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Worthington, OH at 2:30 p.m., Kevin Moreland, officiating.


Jean Stockwell

May 6, 2017

Vi was such a sweet lady - I have known her since she worked at Roush Hardware. I always sent her cards for all occasions and was ready to send her a Mother's Day card. She said she put my grandkids picture I sent at Christmas on her frig. My husband Neil and Elmer were geat friends. Now she and Elmer will be together in Heaven.


Mike Murphy

May 7, 2017

My sincere condolences to Violet's family on the sad occassion of her passing. Being my wife Beccy's (deceased) step mother, I had the pleasure of knowing her for 35 years. Tell Beccy "Hello" for me Vi!! Mike Murphy


Missy Nichols

May 9, 2017

RIP Mrs. Smitty. Your were a wonderful neighbor and friend for 39 years. Give Elmer Dale and Mom & Dad a big hug for me.