Patty E. Smith

SMITH, Patty Elizabeth, 81, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Bishop Hodges Continuous Care Center in Wheeling, WV.

She was born on March 20, 1932, in Wade, OH, a daughter of the late James Garner and Mary Elizabeth Farnsworth.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Earl N. Smith on March 24, 1995; three grandsons; infant twins Terry and Jerry Nicholson, and Lance Cpl. Michael J. Smith, Jr. killed in Iraq on April 18, 2004; three brothers, Sheral, Paul, and James Farnsworth, Jr., 10 sisters, Mildred E. Addlesberger, Garnett Criss, Lulabelle Farnsworth, Clara S. Farnsworth, Maude P. Schuster, Mary C. McClure, Fannie Pritchett, Kathryn Donley, and Eunice Smith.

Patty was a devoted homemaker to her family and a member of the Kadesh Chapel Methodist Church. She was an avid Bunco player.

She is survived by four children, Joan (Larry) Nicholson, Michael J. Smith, Sr., and Virginia “Ginny” (Floyd) Swiger all of Wellsburg, WV and Dianna (Charlie) Garner of Richmond, OH; nine grandchildren, Larry “Jr.” (Heather) Nicholson, Janet Lynn (Joe) Sporka, Alison Smith, Lisa (Chris) Weisgerber, Joe Earl (April) Swiger, Audrey Garner, Charles C. (India) Garner, II, Hillary (Mike) Ensminger, and Alicia Smith; 15 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, from 7-9 p.m. and again on Tuesday, May 14, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Mullenbach Funeral Home, 669 Main St., Follansbee, WV, where services will be held on Wednesday, May 15, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bonnie Gilbert, officiating.

Interment will follow in Kadesh Chapel Cemetery in Beech Bottom, WV.

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