Joyce K. Smith


First Posted: 8/2/2011

BlufftonJoyce K. Smith, 77, died at 10:43 p.m. Aug. 1, 2011, at Lima Memorial Health System.She was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Massac County, Ill., to Clifford Robert and Oda D. Leukering Corson, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 27, 1958, she married Dale G. Smith, who died in 1984.Mrs. Smith was a kitchen worker for a hospital in Lima and at the Holiday Inn, Sidney. She attended Beaverdam Church of Christ, Beaverdam. She enjoyed bingo and loved Pepsi. She delivered calendars, newsletters and newspapers to the residents and friends of Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton.Survivors include a daughter, Doris Jean Smith, of Ottawa; six sisters, Thelma Roby, of Toledo, Dorothy (Richard) Kaufman, of El Dorado, Kan., her twin, Jan Meier, of Lima, Marilyn Sue (Dean) Godwin, of College Park, Ga., Lillian Dixie (John) Luoma, of New Brighton, Minn., and Patricia McDaniel, of Indio, Calif.; a brother, Doyle Corson, of Bluffton; a stepsister, Helena Ann Valenti, of Cridersville; a brother-in-law, Don Smith, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 42 nieces and nephews; and 75 great-nephews and -nieces.She was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Robert and Lloyd Corson; a sister, Alice Smith; a brother-in-law, Les Roby; three sisters-in-law, Mary Corson, Beverly Corson and Lucy Corson; a nephew, Joe Corson; and a niece, Terri Witte.Services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Love Funeral Home, Ottawa. The Rev. Lynda Lockwood will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon until time of the service Friday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com.

Joyce K. Smith