Garnet L. Smith, 95, of the Alquina community, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren at Heritage House of Connersville. She was born on May 25, 1916, in Zenith, W.Va., the daughter of the late Letch and Lomia McGuire Neal.
She and her family moved to the Connersville area when she was eight years old. She was a 1936, graduate of Connersville High School. On July 4, 1936, she became the bride of E. Leon Smith and made their home in Alquina. She was a very active member of the Alquina United Methodist Church and assisted others by taking them to doctor’s appointments. Garnet was a very good cook, hosting most every holiday dinner at her home. She was also a very good seamstress and enjoyed embroidery, and traveling with her husband in their RV. The most important thing was spending time with her family. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women. In her younger years she had worked for Elliot Hood Drug Store and Cox Supermarket. While raising her children, she owned a boarding house on Eastern Ave and one on Ohio Ave. She and Leon owned and operated the Snowman near the point on Central Ave and she was a Real Estate Agent.
She is survived by a daughter, Carol Sue (Kenneth) Walters of Greenfield; and a son, Kenneth (Diana) Smith of Alquina; five grandsons, Scott (Linda) Plough, Mike (Jenny) Smith, Jason Plough, Rick (Carrie) Smith, and Eric Plough; two step grandsons, Eric and Brent Walters; six great grandchildren, Breanna and Chandler Plough, Seth, Ethan, Caleb, and Erika Smith; and one step great grandchild, Summer Walters.
She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, Ernest Neal; and a sister Hazel Davis.
Funeral services will be conducted at at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Urban Winkler Funeral Home with Rev. Carol Wiley officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service. Burial will follow at Dale Cemetery.
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