Mary Lou Smith, age 89, of Groveport, OH died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her residence, after a lengthy illness. She was born March 8, 1929 in Ironton, OH to the late Charles and Helen Clay of South Point, OH.
Mary Lou graduated Business College in Ashland, KY and retired after 33 years of service from Rite Rug Co.; where she was the Administer of Office Operations overseeing all offices and setting up new locations.
Mary Lou was married for 66 years to the late John Howard Smith, of Ashland, KY. They spent many wonderful years traveling; especially enjoying the National Parks and spending winters in Coronado, CA. She was a devoted member of Peace United Methodist Church, enjoyed the Pickerington Senior Center, was active in many charitable organizations, and she was an accomplished saxophonist.
Mary Lou leaves behind two daughters, Sherry D. Neeper (Bill), of Pickerington, and Jonda L. Sims (Jamie), of Pickerington; her beloved brother, William Oakley Clay (Sue), of St. Francisville, LA; nephew, Greg; niece, Diane; and many treasured friends. She was also preceded in death by her beloved dog, Mimi; and adored cat, Truman.
Family and friends may visit 10-12:00 pm on Wednesday, June 20, at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 550 Hill Rd. N., Pickerington, OH 43147, where a funeral service, officiated by Rev. Barb Parrot, will follow at 12:00 pm. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Lou’s memory, can be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 700 S. Main St. Baltimore, OH 43105 or to Peace United Methodist Church, 235 Diley Rd., Pickerington, OH 43147.