Irene Smith, 86, of McDowell, died Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Pendleton Manor. She was born November 15, 1922 in Pocahontas County, WV a daughter of Oren and Gladys Mae (Vandevander) Ober.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She liked to read and sew.
On August. 19, 1945, she married Wilmer C. Smith, who preceded her in death on January 17, 2009. She was also predeceased by a son, Donald Lee “Duck” Smith; two daughters, Nancy C. Floyd and Patricia Ann Smith; a great-grandson, a sister, Bertha Moats and two brothers, Fred and Oren Ober, Jr.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Yvonne Smith of Churchville and Susan and Dennis “Goose” Simmons of Monterey; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wilmer, Jr. and Coretta Smith of Verona and Larry Wayne Smith of McDowell; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vida Burris of Maryland and Etta Smith of Detroit, MI and four brothers, Roy Ober of Baltimore, MD, George Ober of Bartow, WV, Billy Ober of Marlinton, WV and Elmer Ober of Durbin, WV and a special caregiver, Maxine Rader.
A funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell by Lewie Strite. Burial will be in McKendree Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Craig Smith, Carl Vandevander, Jr., Timmy Neil, David Neil, Leonard Neil, Kyle Obaugh, Brent Obaugh and Woody Frith. Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends attending the service.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Irene Smith Funeral Fund, c/o Sally Humphries, First and Citizens Bank, P.O. Box 529, Monterey, VA 24465.