Constance L. Smith, 65, of Bellefontaine, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at The Ohio State University Hospital — East.
Connie was born in Marion on Jan. 9, 1952, to Donald J. and Helen “Kitty” Sewell Newell. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald J. Newell; son, Colin Kelly; daughter, Connie Marie; granddaughter, Hattie Grace; and brother, Donald John Newell.
Connie was a graduate of Marion Harding High School and was a former member of the Marion Eagles. She will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother.
Connie is survived by her husband, Dick Smith, whom she married June 15, 1980, in Logan County. She is also survived by children, Dessire P. Harp of West Liberty, Richard A. Smith of Bellefontaine, DeAnn M. Smith of West Liberty, and Dustin M. (Courtney) Smith of Columbus; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her mother, Helen “Kitty” Newell of Marion; siblings, Ben (Linda) Newell of Columbus, Russell (Regina) Newell of Marion, Ray (Kathy Newman) Newell of Marion, Maxine Berkshire of Jacksonville, Florida, Sam (Lynda) Newell of Marion, Cindy (Ray) Boyd of Marion, Mitzi (Tom) Coate of Roundhead, Donna (Todd) Reynolds of Green Camp, Ronald Newell of Marion, Sylvia (Gerald) Austin of Greensboro, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at First Friends Church, 808 W. Columbus Ave., Bellefontaine. Pastor Sam Newell will officiate the funeral service at noon Thursday, Jan. 4, at Trinity Baptist Church, 244 S. Main St., Marion, where visitation begins an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, in care of the funeral home.
The Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine, is handling arrangements and online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.