Norma Jeannine Thomas-Smith life’s journey ended here on Earth on the 24th day of December, 2013.
Jeannine was born Feb. 20, 1932, in Urbana, the daughter of Edwin Wingfield and Bernice Perry Weaver. She retired from Grimes Aerospace in 1993. She enjoyed crafting, especially ceramics and sewing and was affectionately known as The Sewing Lady: and had many friends pay a visit to her home with their sewing needs from near and far.
She is survived by her daughters, Vickie (Steve) Smith of Lakeview and Jill Thomas of Bellefontaine; son Aaron (Pattie) Thomas of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; her stepmother, Evelyn Wingfield of Urbana; half-sisters, Becky (Dwight) Pullins and Shirley (Rodney) Pullins, both of Urbana; half-brother, Edwin Wingfield of Arizona; stepdaughter, Linda (Rich) Richmond of Enon; a stepdaughter-in-law, Vickie Smith of Clifton; the father of her children, Dow Thomas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.
She was preceded in death by Emma Lucille Yoder, who lovingly raised her from birth; her parents; husband of 16 years, William “Bill” Smith; second husband, Charles Ingledue; and a stepson, Richard “Dick” Smith.
Calling is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana, where the Rev. Dr. Timothy West officiates a funeral at 2 p.m. Monday. Burial follows in Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Association of Champaign County, P.O. Box 38125, Urbana, OH 43078 and to the Champaign County 4-H Extension Office, (Sewing) 1512 U.S. Route 68, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com