Jacquelyn Smith


Jacquelyn Marie Smith

April 10, 1939 - September 24, 2017


Jacquelyn Marie Smith, 78, of Wooster, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Wooster after a brief illness.

She was born April 10, 1939 in Medina to the late Freddie Charles and Helen Adell (Fenn) Mathewson and married Roger E. Smith on March 1, 1969.  He preceded her in death on Mach 27, 2006.  Jackie had worked at Hobart in Medina and had done home cleaning and later retired from Norwayne High School where she had worked in the cafeteria.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Rittman and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Jackie was a very giving person who loved sending cards and giving gifts to family and friends and she loved to bake and cook.  Her greatest joy was making other happy.

She will be greatly missed by her children, Sheila Phillips of Wooster, Candy Smith of Wooster, Bev Buckingham and her companion, Linda McClintock of Columbus, Linda and her husband Richard Hinton of Creston and Leroy and his wife Patricia Smith of Lawrenceville, GA; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, brother, David (Margie) Mathewson of Arcadia, FL, sister, Delores Hearn and Nellie Troutman both of Gainesville, FL; half-sister, Brenda Mathewson of Florida; half-brothers, Ed Mathewson of Tennessee and Lee Mathewson of Florida and a step-brother, James Miller of Tennessee.  She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents and sister, Janine Pangrac, Marion Humphries, Shirley Nichols and Doris Mae Mathewson.

Services will be Thursday, Sept. 28th at 2:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with Pastor Jerry Burton officiating.  Burial will be in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday from  5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com  In lieu of flowers, contributions  may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. 

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Name: Dave & Kathy Blanks, DJ & Justin

My deepest regrets to my cousins for their (and our) loss. Jackie was always great to me, I only remember her in the kitchen, cooking. I'll miss her..............


Name: sam and sandy buckingham

So sorry for your loss... you are in our thoughts and prayers 



Name: Sheryl Bowers

So sorry for your loss. Mothers are special people. Still miss mine every day. Will be praying for you & family.




Name: Lisa Zuercher (Uhler)

Bev, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing.  I understand the loss.  I still miss my mom.  Prayers for you and your family and loved one during this time. 
I understand she was at Brookdale for a while.  My daughter Alyson works there as a LPN. I'm sure she was well taken care of. Love Lisa (Uhler) Zuercher



Name: Jodi Marken

Bev and Candy sending prayers to you and your family. You all were very fortunate to have your Mom for so many years. Cherish the memories


Name: Maridy Roper & Tina Boyer

We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Bev you and your family are in our thoughts of peace and prayers of comfort.

Name: Sandy Steward

Candy & Sheila,

My sympathy and prayers to you and your family for the passing of your mother.  May the Lord give you strength through this difficult time and may you lean on His everlasting arms.

Sandy (Cochrell) Steward









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