Carolyn Sue Smith, 87, Rochester, passed away at 6:35 a.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
She was born on July 2, 1930, in Akron, the daughter of Odie M. and Nona (Van Lue) Keesey. On April 21, 1950, in Rochester, she married William A. Smith. He preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1997.
Mrs. Smith had worked as a grocery clerk at the former Wilts and Lynn’s Grocery Stores in Rochester as well as bookkeeper for her husband at Smitty’s Lakeside Marina. She had been a member of the Moose Lodge and Eagles Lodge. She enjoyed bingo, flowers and gardening.
Survivors include her daughter, Diane Wheadon, Rochester; grandson, Jim Wheadon, Rochester; great grandchildren: Cree Wheadon, Macy; Wade Wheadon, Rochester; great–great grandchildren: Isaiah Wheadon, Kain Wheadon and Zayden Wheadon, all of Macy; sisters: Patricia Stansbury, Rochester; Janet White, Rochester; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Laurie Wheadon; sisters: Doris Ellis, Mable Florence Baber, Helen Putterbaugh, Evelyn Miller, Ruby Cumberland, Kathryn Hatch, brothers, Robert Dean Keesey, Raymond Keesey and Fred Keesey.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, April 9, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rochester. Friends may visit from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, April 8, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Mooseheart or to the Fulton County Animal Adoption and Education Center.