Kathleen Joan Smith of Lake Alfred, FL, passed away on December 29, 2019.

Kathy was born the youngest of seven children on August 1, 1953, in Martins Ferry, OH.

She attended St. John Central High School in Bellaire, OH; the Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing in Wheeling, WV; and Ohio University in Athens, OH, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She worked for more than 40 years as a Registered Nurse – first at the Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, and after moving to Florida, at Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, FL. When not working, she enjoyed spending time with her family and cheering on her beloved Ohio State Buckeyes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Mary; and her brothers, William, James and Leo.

She is survived by her brother, Donald (Debra) Smith of Lake Alfred, FL; and her sisters, Mary Ann (Robert) Fowler of Martins Ferry, and Patricia (Charles) Link of Bellaire; as well as numerous beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, Kathy’s family requests that donations be made in her memory to The Dale Jr. Foundation at the dalejrfoundation. org/donate, to help support their work with underprivileged youth.

Kathy will be interred at Mt. Cavalry Cemetery in Bellaire at a later date.