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Janet Ann (Zuspan) Smith                  Send flowers
Services: Saturday September 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Richwood First United Methodist Church
Visitation: friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church beginning at 9:00 am
Janet Ann (Zuspan) SmithRed Rose2Janet Ann (Zuspan) Smith 86 of North Richland, Texas, formerly of Richwood, died Friday August 4, 2017 at the Vitas Hospice Unit in Carrollton, Texas.

She was born April 23, 1931 in Columbus to the late Irl Goff and Kathryn (Speyer) Zuspan, she was also predeceased by her husband Tucker P. Smith, they were married March 18, 1951 in Richwood and he died March 30, 2005, also preceding her in death was her brothers: Frederick P. Zuspan and G. William Zuspan

Janet was a 1949 graduate of the Richwood High School, she then attended college at Miami University and The Ohio State University, following college she worked at OSU as a bio-chemist.

She married Tucker in 1951 and settled back in Richwood, there they raised 4 kids. She worked as a bookkeeper at Charles Auto Parts, taught Sunday school at First UMC, active in United Methodist Women, Carpe Diem, sang in the choir, active in Mt. Carmel Eastern Star. She was a state officer in Ohio Eastern Star (Grand Esther). They moved to Texas in 1983 when Tucker was transferred for his job, there she became an Avon Lady and won numerous sales awards.

Her hobbies included fishing, camping, bridge, gardening, cooking, jigsaw puzzles and crossword puzzles. She loved traveling and spent several summers traveling with her high school friends Barb Matteson, Barb Curl and Patty Sanders. She belonged to several bridge clubs in Texas.

She is a direct descendent of George Washington - his niece four times removed.

Surviving are her children: Gregory P. Smith (Marjorie Williams) Winston-Salem, NC, Julianne D'Ascendis (Frank) Neshanic Station, NJ, Frederick W. Smith Richwood, David T. Smith (James Fitzgerald) Folcroft, PA.

Grandchildren - Nathan Smith, Emilyrose Smith Blyther, Rachel D'Ascendis, Tucker D. Smith, Paul Smith

Great Grandchildren - Alexander Blyther, Rhys Smith

Sister-in-law Marilyn Zuspan of San Diego, Ca

Seventeen nieces and nephews

Memorial services will be held Saturday September 2, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Richwood First United Methodist Church, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate, burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery, friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church beginning at 9:00 am

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family

Memorial gifts may be made to the Richwood First United Methodist Church at 18 South Fulton Street Richwood, OH 43344 and or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Central Ohio Chapter 2225 Citygate Drive Suite E Columbus, OH 43219

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

Directions to Claibourne Cemetery

Directions to Richwood First United Methodist Church  (website)

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#1 from: johna nibert
No email Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 4:40 PM

So sorry to hear of Janet's death. The family has my sympathy.

#2 from: Marty Harrison
Powell Ohio
martjhar1114@yahoo.com Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 5:11 PM

Dear Greg, Julie, Fred and David, I hope you all will celebrate the good memories of your Mom and know that she will always be with you.

Take care.

#3 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Richwood, OH  43344
No email Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 6:22 PM

My sympathy to Fred and his siblings.  Janet was a beautiful person - a wonderful personality  with a contagious smile!

#4 from: Pam McCloud Endsley
No email Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:06 AM

So sorry for your loss. Many memories of Janet from George Street years.  May God Bless each of you and your families during this difficult time.

#5 from: Lynne Ledley
Lynne.Ledley47@gmail.com Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:13 AM

My sympathy to all of you at the passing of your mother. Your mom was always there for you, as well as our Richwood community as she was very involved in our Richwood community.

#6 from: Julia and Don Thogmartin
Seabrook Island, SC
Juliathogmartin@gmail.com Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 2:17 PM

You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

#7 from: Debra Webb-Shelton
Marion, OHIO
dswebbshelton@gmail.com Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 9:23 PM

May you find comfort in the many memories you have enjoyed with your mother...thinking of all of you at this time

#8 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
gandt15@gmail.com Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 9:11 AM

Dear Fred and family.  We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother.   May God be with you during this most difficult time.  

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#10 from: Kitty Slay
1221 Valley Ridge Dr.; Keller, Texas
khslay@verizon.net Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 7:47 PM

I can't believe Janet is gone.  I played bridge with
her, even though we were not in the same club.  Janet was my favorite person to call whenever I
needed a partner, and she would call me when she
needed one. Since most of us who play bridge now are getting pretty old,(I will be 90 in 3 weeks) we needed partners quite often. I have been praying for her. Kitty

#11 from: Marge retterer
Mc connelsville, oh
No email Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 10:12 AM

So sorry to hear about your moms passing . An old neighbor!! Marge rRetterer

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