Dorothy L. Smith, 94, Columbia City, passed away 10:37 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at her home. Born Oct. 31, 1925, in New Paris, she was the daughter of Chris and Dorothy Bernice (Ringler) Lehman.
She graduated from Columbia City High School with the Class of 1943. On Dec. 20, 1943, she married Milton Smith at the Nazarene Church in Columbia City. She was a member of First Church of God.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Douglas E. Smith; brother, Kenneth L. (Elsie) Lehman of Columbia City; sister, Mary (Esta) Martz of Ocala, FL and Linda (Gary) Craig of Fort Wayne; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Chris and Dorothy Lehman; son, Stephen Ray Smith; husband, Milton Smith; brothers, Harold R Lehman, Charles Eugene Lehman, Jack Lehman, Ralph Lehman and Larry Lehman; sisters, Betty Anderson, Marjorie Judd and Ruth Trumbrull.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Oak Grove (Compton) Cemetery, Columbia City with Pastor Johnny McCallister and Mike McEvoy officiating. Memorial donations may be given in memory to Parkview Whitley Home Health Care and Hospice.V