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Pamela S. Smith

March 5, 1948 — April 30, 2023


Pamela S. Smith age 75, died Sunday night, April 30, 2023 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

Her Legacy… She was born March 5, 1948 to Floyd and Velvery (Meyer) Peabody in Saginaw, MI.  Pamela graduated from Defiance High School in 1965 and the Defiance College in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in education.  She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, Defiance.  Pam was a homemaker and would substitute teach at various schools. On December 31, 1983 she married James Lee Smith.   Pam enjoyed gardening and working with her horses.  She spent time working with crafts and flowers.  Above all, Grandma loved watching and filming her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Her Family… She is survived by her husband James; children: Todd (Cindy) Smith, Ayersville, Kim (Steve) Brown, Ayersville, Bob Scott, Defiance, Niki (Brad) Zachrich, Napoleon, Samantha (Eric) Fischer, Sanford, MI and Kristen Addington, Ayersville; 14 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and a brother, Randy (Bev) Peabody and family, Ayersville.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Jacob Fischer, granddaughter, Kristina Burk and a sister Alicia Peabody.

Her Farewell Services… Services will be private with Reverend William Stottlemyer officiating.  Burial will be in Ayersville Cemetery.  Please visit to leave online condolences.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center or St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church.

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