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Shirley Mae Smith

June 15, 1933 - April 13, 2016

Shirley M. Smith, 82 passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 after a lengthy illness, she was a long time resident at Heartland of Beavercreek in Beavercreek, Ohio.

She was born in East Palestine, Ohio on June 15, 1933 a daughter to the late Clarence D. and Ethel Jean (Wright) Craig. Shirley was a 1951 graduate of East Palestine High School. She resided for many years in East Liverpool, Ohio.  Shirley was able to be a stay at home mom who chauffeured her 4 children to their various activities.  She enjoyed working in the garden and yard and had an amazing green thumb.

She is survived by three sons: William S. Smith of Hilliard, OH, David C. Smith of Dublin, OH and Jerry R. Smith of Xenia, OH; a daughter:  Diane M. Svoboda of Denver, CO; two brothers:  William Craig of Lorton, VA and Robert Craig of Long Island, NY and two grandchildren:  Catherine and Michael Svoboda.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Jay Richard Smith whom she married April 27, 1957; one sister: Vivian Craig-Hagberg and three brothers:  John, James and Donald Craig.

Services will be held at the Calcutta Chapel of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Terry Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

Family will present to receive friends at the Calcutta Funeral Home on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 12 to 4 P.M.

Family and friends may view this obituary, sign the guestbook or send condolences online at or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel

15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

Service Information

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Time: 11:00 am


Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Homes Calcutta Chapel

15872 St. Clair Avenue
Calcutta, Ohio 43920

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Riverview Cemetery

2026 St. Clair Avenue
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920

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