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A courageous, angelic soul, Lynda Smith, our mimi, was called to heaven Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. She was born July 19, 1948, to Walter Ford and Bonnie Wethington. She attended and graduated from Lebanon High School.
On Nov. 8, 1968, she married John Smith; they were not just husband and wife, but best friends.
She worked at Aero Drapery, and at Lebanon High School for over 22 years in attendance and special needs, where she was awarded paraprofessional of the year.
Her favorite hobbies were her family and friends, of which there were many. She enjoyed her four-hour trips to Wal-Mart to shop and socialize. Her grandkids were her world. She loved to travel to Arizona to visit family. She relished their last trip with Gene and Jill Miller to Texas and Arizona, which was truly their best.
To those who knew her, you would understand that if you did not know her and you said hello to her, she would have your heart forever.
She is survived by her husband, John Smith of Lebanon; her parents, Bonnie and Jim Wethington; her children, Jason Smith and Johnna Taylor; her daughters, (grand) Rhiannon Taylor and Aubrie Beasey; her special niece, Pam Summers; her brother, Bob Ford; her sisters, Maria Garret, Cindy Harrison, Jama Delaney and Tina Wethington; and her not-by-blood family, Jill Miller, Janie Reynolds, Deb Stump, Sandy Smith, Denise Matherly, Denise Hinson, Jan Smith, Janet Neal and Deb Lollar. She also is survived by 10 grandchildren and over 50 nieces and nephews, both here and in Arizona. Lynda was preceded in death by her father, Walter Ford; her daughter, Jessica Smith; and her grandson, Dagun Smith.
Family and friends will gather Thursday, Aug. 25, for visitation from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 6 p.m., with Gene Miller officiating in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon.
Online condolences may be made at www.strawmyerdrury.com.
Published on August 22, 2016
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