Sandra Lou "Sandy" Smith was born in Bellefontaine, Ohio on October 2, 1944. She entered heaven's gates on November 12, 2018.
Sandy attended West Liberty Salem School before graduating from the Ohio State University College of Nursing, earning her BS & RN. She cared for many people during her 25 years as a nurse and grief counselor.
Sandy married Mitchell B. Smith and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. They enjoyed many years of travel, especially to their summer home in Livingston, Montana. Quiet times watching horses and wildlife with a backdrop of mountains and streams were a favorite. She was an advocate of natural preservation stemming from growing up at Ohio Caverns.
Sandy's love of and devotion to her family was her greatest pride. She was selfless and nurturing. She especially loved time with her grandchildren.
Sandy is survived by her husband, Mitchell, her daughter and son-in-law, Kristan and John Archy, her son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Lisa Smith, a sister, Vivian Evans, her grandchildren, Noraa and Avery Smith and Mae and Jack Archy; as well as a special niece and nephews, extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Reva Mae and Marion Smith, son, Brian Smith, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Smith, father-in-law, Bryan Smith and brother-in-law, Max Evans.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Pastor Rose Michael officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 - 1 prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Discovery Rider Therapeutic Riding and Learning Center, 5850 OH-292, Zanesfield, OH 43360.
Services are entrusted to the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com
Gary and Pat Bodey - Nov 18, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Wishing peace and blessings to you and your family.
Floyd & Linda Scarberry & Family - Nov 15, 2018
Our hearts are saddened by Sandy's passing - thoughts and prayers for your family. We cherish our memories of Sandy.
JSC - Nov 15, 2018
Dear family and loved ones, I was sorry to read about the death of Mrs. Smith. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. It has helped me and many others to know that the Bible promises that soon God “will swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8) and that He will bring about a resurrection of our dear loved ones (John 5 : 28, 29) . May “the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort,” comfort you during your time of sadness (2 Corinthians 1: 3).
Nuno Jorge - Nov 15, 2018
We would like to extend our condolences to all of the Evans Family for their loss.
"An angel face smiles to me
Under a headline of tragedy
That smile used to give me warmth
Farewell - no words to say
beside the cross on your grave
and those forever burning candles
to remind us of the shortness of our time
Tears laid for them
Tears of love, tears of fear
Bury my dreams, dig up my sorrows
Oh, Lord why
the angels fall first"
Best wishes from Portugal
Terri Marratta - Nov 14, 2018
“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." - Rabindranath Tagore
Sending prayers for grace and peace in your time of loss
Stacy Calton - Nov 14, 2018
Dearest Smith family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sandy was a beautiful soul. I have many fond memories of her. Many nights coming over to hang with Brian spending the night and Sandy was always like a second mother to me looking after me and always make me feel welcome in her home. Her and Mitch were a wonderful influence in my life growing up. She touched many lives with her kind words and tender heart. Rest In Peace. If anyone deserves angel status it’s you Sandy. Much love you you all.