Born: Thu., Oct. 2, 1952
Died: Thu., Aug. 2, 2012


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 06, 2012
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Aug. 06, 2012
Location: Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Aug. 07, 2012
Location: Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory

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Evelyn Kay Smith, 59, of Tiffin, Ohio died at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, August, 2, 2012, at her residence.  

She was born Oct 2, 1952 in Somerset KY to James Everett and Cathern (Ard) Van Hoosier.  She married Thomas John Smith, Dec. 18, 1971 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Sycamore and he survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Cory Mitchell Smith of Tiffin, Matthew Thomas Smith of Delaware; a daughter, Julie Renee Fawcett of Tiffin; five grandchildren, Nicholas Smith, Jenna Fawcett, Jorie Fawcett, Colin Smith and Evan Smith; a brother, Dennis Van Hoosier of Bucyrus; three sisters, Alice Valentine of Sycamore, Joyce Seitz of Fremont, Linda Moyer of Tiffin; many cousins, friends and fellow workers in the nursing profession, and her dog Otis.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother James Van Hoosier.

Evelyn was a 1970 graduate of Mohawk High School and North Central Tech in Mansfield.  She currently worked for E.C.I. She had been a homemaker and an LPN at Volunteers of America Autumnwood Care Center.

Visitation with family and friends will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 (419) 447-3113.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 officiated by Rev. Charles McGlone at the funeral home.  Burial will follow immediately after in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca County Opportunity Center or to Autumnwood Auxiliary in care of the funeral home.

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Charitable donations may be made in EVELYN's memory to the following organizations:

Seneca County Opportunity Center
780 County Road 20, Tiffin, Ohio 44883
Tel: 419-447-7521

Volunteers of America, Autumnwood Care Center
670 East SR 18 Tiffin, Ohio 44883

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Harrison-Price Insurance Agency
   Posted Fri August 03, 2012
Tom & family... We want to extend our deepest sympathies. Thinking of the family in this difficult time.

Adam Gibson
   Posted Fri August 03, 2012
Evelyn was an exceptional nurse who cared for both of my grandmothers at Autumnwood. You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Ladora Melick
   Posted Sat August 04, 2012
I worked with Evelyn for many years at Autumnwood. She was a fantastic person and an excellent nurse. She had a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all those of us who had the pleasure of knowing her.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time.

Ruth Lynch
   Posted Sat August 04, 2012
So sad to hear of Evelyn's passing. I worked closely with her at Autumnwoood. One memory: she used to bring a Scripture or devotional thought to work & post it at her nurse's station everyday. One of them is now in my Bible in her handwriting: "Take time to go to Jesus if you feel you are going over the edge of peace into the pit of stress. Let His presence refill and refresh you." Matthew 11:28.

Charles & Glinda Kessler
   Posted Sat August 04, 2012
So sorry for your loss Tom, thinking of you and wish we had the words to ease your sorrow.

Shonda Berry
   Posted Sat August 04, 2012
I have worked in Nick''s classroom since he first started school. I always enjoyed his Papa and Nene stories. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Love and Hugs
Mrs. Berry

Crystal Macias
   Posted Sun August 05, 2012
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of Evelyn. She worked at Good Shepherd Home years ago and I always had a great respect for her as a nurse and fellow staff member. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Sharon Osborn
   Posted Sun August 05, 2012
Evelyn will be missed by all. I still remember our " girl shopping trips" I always got to be her bed partner:) those are memories that will never be forgotten. She always had a smile and was always giving me good advice. Which I definitely needed. We worked for many years at Autumnwood together had our ups and downs but loved her dearly. I still allways think of the mischief we could find and the laughs we had when together. My heart sank when I received the call Thursday morning. I still can''''t believe such a wonderful woman has left us. I now know she is free of pain and flying high above us watching over her family and friends. My prayers go out to her family which she loved very much. God bless you.

Martha Bouillon Brickner
   Posted Sun August 05, 2012
To Tom and family, my sincere condolence on the death of Evelyn. I know you will miss her but I am sure she is in heaven looking down on you. We would be there on Tuesday but my husband (Bob) is having surgery that day. May God bless you and your family always.
Your Aunt Martha

Nancy Kiesel
   Posted Sun August 05, 2012
To Evelyn''''s family, I am very sorry for your loss and to hear of Evelyn''''s death. We were classmates at Mohawk but did not meet again until 7 years ago at Autumnwood where Evelyn lovingly cared for my mom. I pray she is at peace and with the Angels, Nancy Kiesel

Sheila M. VanHoosier Rudicel
   Posted Sun August 05, 2012
I just want to let The Smith Family know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of sorrow. Although I only met Evelyn once, I knew then that she was a GREAT person....we found each other on Facebook and found out that we were cousins. We had many talks over the computer...I was so shocked to hear about her passing and still find it hard NOT to see her funny postings and jokes on my FB wall! I will truly miss you, my sweet cousin! May you rest in the arms of the Angels!

Dusty Gurney
   Posted Mon August 06, 2012

Keeping you lifted in prayer during this difficult time.

Sally St. Clair
   Posted Mon August 06, 2012
To Evelyn's family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy. I worked with Evelyn for several years at Autumnwood. I greatly appreciated her sense of humor! I thought she would be a great teacher as she taught me a great deal about nursing. When she spoke of family, you could feel the unconditional love she shared. Heaven has gained a truly wonderful person with a warm spirit. Special blessings to you all.

Debbie Cole/ Rizwitsch Sales
   Posted Mon August 06, 2012
Julie may God be with you & your family to help you through.

Donna Walters
   Posted Mon August 06, 2012
Julie & Family:
I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom. I am praying for you and your family.
Donna (Shuff) Walters

Tracy Frederick
   Posted Mon August 06, 2012
To Evelyn's entire family...Your Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Friend willl be so missed by anyone lucky enough to know her. She was the first one to ask if you were okay and the first to laugh with you if you did something embarassing. I will never forget her and when I think of her I will see that beautiful smile and hear that infectious laugh. May she rest in peace and may all know that she is your angel in heaven awaiting your arrival.

Deb Payne
   Posted Mon August 06, 2012
I worked with Evelyn for many years at AWCC and loved every minute of it, she was one of the best nurses I''ve ever worked with and our profession is losing an excellent nurse who really cared for those that she took care of. I have many great memories of Evelyn and her beautiful smile and her wonderful sense of humor and always know that her family was always her number one love and she spoke of you all often and lovingly. The memories you have of her have to be awesome, hold them tightly, she''ll be watching over all of you. God Bless You All and Remember that Beautiful Smile!!!

char and whitey distel
   Posted Tue August 07, 2012
We extend our sincere sympathy to Evelyn''''s family. In 2002 when my dad was a patient at Autumnwood Evelyn was our favorite nurse. She was very good at her profession, and she kept us well informed and took excellent care of dad. She became a part of our extended family, and we will treasure the time we had with her. Rest in peace,angel. Love char and whitey distel

Jenny Hart
   Posted Tue August 07, 2012
My deepest sympathies to Tom and kids. I had the honor of working with Evelyn at AWCC. I always felt that nursing school taught me about the science of nursing, but Evelyn taught me the heart of it. She will be missed.

Mary Jane & Don Thompson
   Posted Tue August 07, 2012
In Friendship & Caring - We want to share the sorrow and let you know we care. When our boys played baseball together, we shared lots of good times. I'll always remember when you visited us after we moved to Columbus. Whatever help and comfort friendship can be, you have our warmest thoughts and deepest sympathy.

Skip and PeggyGantzler
   Posted Sat August 11, 2012
You''''re probably wondering who I am. I''''m a friend of Jean''''s. We may have met at one of your family get toget;hers years ago.

Words fail me. How to express the sorrow I feel for you and your family for your great loss. Please accept our sincere sympathty.

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