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Emily Parish Smith

July 6, 1922 January 6, 2019
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Obituary for Emily Parish Smith

SMITH, EMILY PARISH, age 96, passed away on Sunday, January 6th, 2019. She was born on July 6th, 1922 in Clark County, Ohio the daughter of George W. and Sadie May (Sparrow) Parish. Emily graduated from Enon High School and spent much of her life working in the family business at Parish Coal & Feed. She was a member of Story-Hypes United Methodist and the Springfield Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday school. During World War II she worked at National Supply Defense Plant. After her marriage to Fred Smith, she co-owned Smith’s Fruit Market on Selma Rd. More recently, Emily enjoyed volunteer work at Clark State Performing Arts Center and the Elderly United, now United Senior Services.

She is preceded in death by her husband of thirty-five years, Frederick C. Smith in 2004. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Jane Dean of Columbus; five grandchildren and their spouses: Christopher & Nannette Dean, Tara & John Downing, Jarrett & Tanya Dean, Brian & Kim Gray and Lori & John Barron; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet Gray; two sisters, Pauline Lois Humphrey and Reva Mercer; eight brothers: George, John, Carl, Wayne, Chester, Donald, Eugene and Russell.

The family will receive family and friends on Sunday, January 13th from 1-2 p.m. at LITTLETON & RUE Funeral Home. Entombment will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum. Online expressions of sympathy may be made through www.littletonandrue.com. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her niece and close friend, Judy Pearson, Hearth and Home @ El Camino and Community Mercy Hospice.


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Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

1:00 PM 1/13/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Service

Sunday

13

Jan

2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rose Hill Burial Park Final Resting Place

4781 South Charleston Pike
Springfield, OH 45502

4781 South Charleston Pike Springfield 45502 OH
United States
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