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Irene M. Smith

January 25, 1932 — December 8, 2020

Irene M. Smith age 88, of Holgate, died late Monday morning, December 7, 2020 at Vancrest of Holgate.

Her Legacy… She was born January 25, 1932 to Carl F. and Mary (Bohn) Mehring in Defiance.  She started working as a nurses aid at the age of 15 and did for most of her adult life.  On June 15, 1952 she married Robert E. Smith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Defiance.  Irene enjoyed watching tv and playing games such as Dominos.  Her true calling and passion was visiting nursing home residents and shut ins.  She was a member of the First Church of God, Defiance.

Her Family… Irene is survived by her children: Deborah (Robert) Hastedt, Hamler, Randall (Lou) Smith, Hamler, Rodney Smith, Scottsdale, AZ and Chad (Niki) Smith, Collinsville, OK; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and sisters Joanne Johnson, Phoenix, AZ and Dorothy Vasher, Napoleon.  Irene was preceded in death by her loving husband Robert; sons, Craig and Ronald daughter, Joanne Smith; a great grandson Andrew Hastedt and brothers Bill, Ray, Ralph, Victor, Paul and Nelson.

Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William Street, Holgate on Friday December 11, 2020 from 11am-1:00 pm. Due to health concerns, a mask is required; social distancing will be enforced and the number of visitors will be regulated at any given time for admittance.   There will be a private family service at the funeral home.  The public is welcome to attend the graveside service in Ayersville Cemetery at approximately 2:00 pm.  Contributions in Irene’s memory can be made to First Church of God.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Zachrich Funeral Home and Cremation Services

114 Williams Street, Holgate, OH 43527

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