Emma Lucille Smucker, 97, of West Liberty, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 3, 2013 at Green Hills Center. She was born in Elida, Ohio on April 26, 1916 to the late Christian B. and Rose (Berry) Breneman, the fourth of ten children. She married Wilbert Franklin Smucker on June 30, 1940 in Elida and he preceded her in death on January 4, 1985. She was also preceded in death by a son, Curtis Smucker, in 1945.
Emma was a 1933 graduate of Gomer High School and was the Salutatorian of the class. She was a faithful member of Grace Chapel in West Liberty, where she taught Sunday School classes for many years. An avid gardener, Emma was a long-time member of the West Liberty Garden Club. She is fondly remembered by many persons for the small concession stand she managed in connection with Wilbert’s Auction in West Liberty.
Emma is survived by children, Russ (Linda) Smucker of Zanesville, Ron (Kathleen) Smucker of Galion, Kendal (Gloria) Smucker of Portland, Oregon, Les (Christina) Smucker of East Liberty and Lorene (Mark) Carpenter of Bellefontaine; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Clark Breneman of Alger; sister, Ann Meier of Lima; sister-in-law, Mabel Coblentz of Elida; sister-in-law, Ruby Blosser of West Liberty; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Dwight Hostetler of West Liberty.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 11am at Grace Chapel, West Liberty with Pastor Josh Gelatt officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, West Liberty, from 6-8pm and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.