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Myrna "Jeanne" Jean Smith

July 25, 1936 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Myrna "Jeanne" Smith Obituary

 

Myrna Jean "Jeanne" Smith, a beloved mother, dear friend, and cherished member of the Whitewater Township community, peacefully passed away after a long illness on December 27, 2023, at the age of 87. Born on July 25, 1936, in North Bend, Ohio, to William Leroy and Anna Belle (Cox) Stuard.  She grew up in the North Bend & Elizabethtown area.   

 

Jeanne had a love of music and taught herself how to play the piano and guitar. She shared her talents weekly at Elizabethtown Methodist Church playing the piano for many years.  Her love for the piano was also evident in the 3 pianos she had in her home.   

 

Immersing herself in the vibrant music scene she frequented live concerts and bands weekly in Lawrenceburg at Music on the River, on Fridays at Dearborn Senior Center (which is where she learned how to line dance) and Wednesdays at Whitewater Senior Center (where she got her fill of wonderful Bluegrass Music).  Jeanne also was a member and enjoyed visiting the Lawrenceburg Eagles Lodge. She met so many wonderful friends while dancing and sharing their love of music together.  Jeanne was known for her amazing outfits… usually sparkly jackets and jeans (which many she sewed to fit her just right), and her glamorous earrings.   

 

Being in the sun and preferably on her lawnmower is where she found peace, contentment, and a connection to the beauty of nature that she held dear.  Another enjoyment of hers was occasional trips to the casino, where she embraced the thrill of chance with a twinkle in her eye.  She also enjoyed cooking her infamous meatloaf, roasts, and Monday night pork chops became family traditions. 

 

Jeanne is survived by her three daughters: Sheila (Ed) Tenhundfeld, Kelly Ann Smith, Lisa (John) Armbruster; wonderful grandchildren: Troy "Benji" (Carrie) Wallick, James (Kelly) Wallick, Collin Tenhundfeld, Connor (Nicole) Tenhundfeld, Tonya Russell, Samantha (Charles) Faulds; cherished great grandchildren: Leah, Jessica (Tanner), Hunter, Jamison, Jaylen, Stella, Kaylee, Aurora, Cole, Dominic, Urijah, Samuel, & Charleigh; Great great grandchildren: Delaney & Kinsley.   

 

Jeanne was preceded in death by her grandson: Mason, her parents: William Leroy and Anna Belle Stuard and siblings: Anna Mae (Ray) Simpson, Mildred Stuard, Walter L (Nancy) Stuard, Raymond Stuard, Lawrence (Cleta Mae) Stuard, and Thelma (John) Labbe.   

 

A Visitation will be held at Brater Winter Funeral Home, on Friday, January 5, 2024 from 11am until the time of the service at 12 pm.  Burial to follow at Elizabethtown Cemetery. 

 

Memorials to American Heart Association or Kidney Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. 

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Public Viewing
Friday
January 5, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Brater Winter Funeral Home - Harrison
201 S. Vine St.
Harrison, OH 45030

Funeral Service
Friday
January 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Brater Winter Funeral Home - Harrison
201 S. Vine St.
Harrison, OH 45030

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Graveside Service
Friday
January 5, 2024

12:45 PM
Elizabethtown Cemetery
Stephans Road
North Bend, OH 45052

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