March 19, 1951 - May 10, 2018

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Valerie Kaye Smith, nee Hemmig, 67, of Urbana, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Mercy McAuley Center.

She was born March 19, 1951in Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of Melvin P. and Mary E. (Woods) Hemmig.

Valerie began playing piano in her early childhood and continued throughout her life. She was a 1969 graduate of Snider Ft. Wayne High School and retired from Scott's in Marysville in global marketing. Valerie was a 30 Year sponsor of the World Vision for Children and a member of the Mechanicsburg Christian Fellowship Church. She enjoyed arts, crafts and sewing in her free time.

Valerie is survived by her daughter, April Noelle Smith of Cincinnati; her son, Samuel Phillip Smith of Roanoke, Indiana; her sisters, Bronwyn Baker, Kimberly Motter and Melanie Hemmig; and her grandchild, Leaira Rose Smith.

Valerie was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Aaron Michael Smith.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 14, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Pastor Mark Miller officiating. The family will receive friends for 2 hours prior to the service from 11-1. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery, Urbana.

Memorial contributions may be made to Barely Used Pets, 467 N. Dugan Rd., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

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Christy - May 13, 2018
April And Sam, I am very sorry for your loss. You are always in my thoughts....
Mitch Bowman - May 12, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathies go out to your entire family. She’s with Jesus now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
Karen L. Baer - May 12, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet person.
Lj - May 12, 2018
Right now words fail to capture the pain of losing a loved one, but I look forward to the time when words will fail to capture the joy of seeing God restore the lives of those who have died. “There is going to be a resurrection.” (Acts 24:15) I am so sorry for your loss, may you find comfort from the sure hope found in the scriptures. (Revelation 21:4)
Kendra Sawyers - May 11, 2018
April - This is a difficult time but I'm hear if you need me, my prayers go out to you and your family.
Brittany Brenneman - May 11, 2018
Valerie was always such a Beautiful person inside and out! Always so sweet! I'm sorry for your loss
Sue Radtke - May 11, 2018
Valerie is my oldest and closest friend. She is now with Jesus, and I can't wait to see her again. She suffers no more. I know I will see her again because she is the one God used to introduce me to Jesus. I love her so much and look forward to seeing her again. Love you, Val! Sue
Daria Kingrey - May 10, 2018
Valerie was a beautiful lady, and a great workout friend at the Y.... my deepest sympathy to all who knew and loved her..
Mark Wolf - May 10, 2018
April & Sam: Sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing.
Johnna Childs - May 10, 2018
April, I'm very sorry to hear about your mom. I remember her as a sweet lady and a very devoted mother. My condolences to you and your family. - Johnna

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