Obituaries » Joanna J. Smith
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January 30, 1955 - September 7, 2018
Joanna J. Smith, 63, of Elida, passed away at 12:38 AM on Friday, September 7, 2018 at her residence.
She was born on January 30, 1955 in Lima, to Gaylord and Waneta (Jennings) Cotterman, who both preceded her in death. On August 1, 1970, she married Jimmie “Darrell” Smith, who preceded her in death on July 26, 2008.
Joanna had worked at Metokote for over 25 years and then worked for over 10 years as a transcriptionist at St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was an avid bowler at 20th Centuty and participated in many leagues. She also enjoyed camping at Robin’s Nest Campgrounds in Lafayette. Joanna loved to cook, play bingo and playing Bunco with her friends.
Surviving are her three sons James Darrell (Sue) Smith of Lima, Scott Allen (Monica) Smith of Elida and Kevin Michael Smith of Elida; her daughter Kary (Lalo) Smith of Lima; her grandchildren Aaron and Alexis Smith, Tess Parrish, Cassidy and Austin Smith, Eduardo Jr., Keyno, Cruz, Deago and Isabella Mendez; her great-grandchildren Aubrey, Bentley, Jayse and Austin; her brother Gary (Ann) Cotterman of Cridersville; her sister Vicki (Stant) Cotterman of Lima; her best friend Becky Eicholtz.
She was preceded in death by her brother Gaylord “Joe” Cotterman.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at CHILES-LAMAN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL.
Interment of her cremated remains will be in Ward Cemetery at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com