Kathryn K. Smith (1950 – 2015)


Kathryn Kay SmithKathryn Kay Smith, age 64, of Stryker, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Prior to her retirement she had worked at Sauder Manufacturing in Stryker, for 34 years.

Kathryn was born in Bryan, Ohio on September 8, 1950, the daughter of Wesley and Martha (Earlston) Lyons. On December 28, 1968 she married Gerald “Jerry” Smith, and he preceded her in death in 2007. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Montpelier.

Surviving are two daughters, Stacey Rittenhouse-Smith of Hicksville and Jennifer Smith of Stryker; son, Eric (Kendra) Smith of Montpelier; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, LeRoy “Bud” (Ollie) Lyons of Bryan and Rick Lyons of Bryan; and three sisters, Annabelle West of Bryan, Florence Lyons-Struble of Bryan, and Mary Jane Ridenour of Bryan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; two brothers, Ralph and Clancy Lyons; and two sisters, Margaret Stahl and Donna Lyons-Smith.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, also at the Grisier Funeral Home, with Pastor Nick Woodall, officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Stryker. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Stryker Fire Department. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.

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