Effie E. "Tiny" Smith , 85, Fort Recovery, Ohio, died February 27, 2014 , at Persimmon Ridge, Portland, Indiana.
She was born November 25, 1928, in Muncie, IN, to the late Alfred and Dora (Staggs) Smith.
On March 13, 1971, she married Ray Smith, who died August 3, 2006.
Surviving are daughter, Diana (Tom) Westgerdes of Fort Recovery; son, Stephen (Phyllis) Miller of Fort Recovery; 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; in-laws - Bob (Helen) Smith of Fort Recovery, Linda Wood of Ansonia, OH, Phyllis (Jim) Burns of West Alexandria, OH, Dick Smith of Fort Recovery, and several nieces and nephews.
Family members deceased are former husband, Dorsey Miller, 3 sisters, Leora (Leo) Nafe, Mabel (Charles) Hellis, and Ludy (William) Ring; 2 brothers, Clyde Smith and Alfred Smith; and in-laws, Jim Smith, Stanley Smith, Jean Smith and Woody Wood.
She worked several years as a cook at the former Meinerdings Restaurant, Fort Recovery and was a co-owner with her husband, of the former Smitty's Bar, Fort Recovery.
She was a charter member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Chapter 6515, Fort Recovery. She enjoyed spending time with her family.
Services are 2:00 pm Monday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, with Pastor Dan Scalf officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Calling is 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Sunday and 1:00 pm-2:00 pm Monday at Brockman - Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials may be directed to The Hospice Group at Persimmon Ridge Rehabilitation Center, Portland, IN.