Velma J. Smith

July 3, 1940 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Velma J. Smith Obituary


Velma Jean Smith (Warden), 83, of Steubenville, OH passed away at home peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.  She was born on July 3, 1940 in a small cabin near

Tappan Lake.  She is the daughter of the late Allen and Elizabeth “Betty” Custer Everhart.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving and ornery husband William R.

"Cowboy” Smith.  Jean as she preferred to be called grew up in Jewett, OH, where as a young girl she sang at her local church.  Later after moving to Steubenville she became a member of the

Wintersville Baptist Temple and then Crossroads Christian Church in Wintersville.  Jean was also a member of Trinity Prime Time for many years.  She worked at Steubenville Kroger for 33 years

and had multiple roles in the operations over her many years at the grocery store.  Jean was a motherly figure to many children and to her siblings as well.  She was always there with a helping

hand or to lend advice.  She is survived by her siblings Patricia (Keith) Myler, Joan (Jimmy) Poillucci, Diana (Jim) Woods and Ed (Lisa) Caruthers; daughter Rae (Chad) Ogden of Steubenville;

grandsons Joshua and Dustin Ogden; reunited daughter Leslie (Will) Blythe; grandchildren Lorin (Drew) Decker, Logan (Sam) Blythe, Taylor Crowe, Julie (Eric) Titus; great granddaughter Lillian

Blythe.  Friend may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 10a.m. until time of service at 11a.m. with Pastor William

Westling officiating.  Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Jewett, OH.  Memorial contributions can be made to:  Breast Cancer Awareness or the Salvation Army.

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