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Patsy A. Smith

July 17, 1931 — September 16, 2023

Patsy A. (Harden) Smith, 92, of Van Wert, passed away at 7:15 PM on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at her residence. She was born on July 17, 1931, in Mercer, Ohio, to Ray and Lydia Harden. In 1956, she married Dean H. Smith, who preceded her in death in 2018.

She was a homemaker.

Pat attended Trinity Friends Church, in Van Wert, for many years.

She enjoyed playing bingo at the Van Wert County Council on Aging, playing scrabble with her children and grandchildren and working jigsaw puzzles. Pat also enjoyed needlework while she was able.

Surviving are 3 children, Shelly Early of Muncie, Indiana, Roger (Shelly) Smith of Van Wert and Dana (Barbara) Smith of Van Wert; 15 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a daughter in law, Beverly Smith of Louisville, Ky; and a sister in law, Wauneta Smith of Van Wert.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey D. Smith; and her siblings, Donald and Robert Harden, Jean Chenoweth and Rosemary Herbst.

Services will be held at 3:00 PM, on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Gearhart-Sauer Funeral Home 655 N. Main St. Convoy, OH 45891 with Pastor Matt McGovern, officiating. Interment will follow in Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 12:00-3:00 PM on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Pat's memory may be directed to the Van Wert County Council on Aging.

To share in Pat's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Gearhart - Sauer Funeral Home, 655 N Main St, Convoy, OH 45832.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gearhart-Sauer Funeral Home

655 N Main St, Convoy, OH 45832

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gearhart-Sauer Funeral Home

655 N Main St, Convoy, OH 45832

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Burial

Thursday, September 21, 2023

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