April 6, 1932 - July 16, 2012
1 - 2 p.m. Friday July 20, 2012 Church of the Messiah
2:00 p.m. Friday July 20, 2012
Edna F. Smith, 80 of Westerville, Ohio, died Monday, July 16th 2012 at St. Ann’s Hospital. Born April 6, 1932, in Proctorville, Ohio, daughter of Virginia and Miller Farley, graduated Fairland High School in 1950. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio University and Marshall University; Edna began her teaching career at South Point, OH. She continued to earn various degrees in the field of education throughout her career of 26 years. Edna retired from Canton City Schools as Special Ed. Supervisor in 1988 and moved to Florida with her husband Gil that same year.
Edna was a member of Sonshine Baptist Church in Port Charlotte, FL, a regular attendee at the Church of the Messiah, Westerville, where she enjoyed participating in the Teammates class and U.M.W. group. She was also an active member of P.E.O. Chapter ED. Survived by her daughter, Kay (David) Simmerman; two granddaughters, Amanda of St. Augustine, FL and Natalie (Michael) Ruehrmund and great-grandson Austin of Westerville and a sister-in-law, Minnie Catherine (David) Williams of Perry, FL. Preceded in death by her husband Gilbert E. Smith. Family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Friday, July 20 at the Church of the Messiah United Methodist on State St. in Westerville, Ohio. The service will be held in the church sanctuary at 2:00pm. Memorials in Edna’s name may be made to United Methodist Women Church of the Messiah, 51 N. State St. Westerville, Ohio 43081 or make checks payable to PEO Chapter ED project for Continuing Education address 250 Brownstone Court Westerville, Ohio 43081. Arrangements by the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME, Westerville, Ohio.