Linda Kay (Rode) Smith, of Wheeling passed away on Sunday May 2, 2021.

She was born in Wheeling, daughter of the late Donald W. and Helen (Oates) Rode.

Linda was a long time educator teaching 3rd grade students at both Clay and Ritchie Elementary until her retirement. She enjoyed Pittsburgh Sports, and followed the Steelers and Penguins. Linda was a great listener and served as a mentor to many family members and neighbors and will missed by many.

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her husband, Jack L. Smith and her brother Don Rode.

She is survived by her family, stepchildren, Stacey Elizondo (Josaphat) of Charlotte, NC., Jack L. “Butch” Smith (Tomma) of Martins Ferry, OH, Daniel J. Smith of Martins Ferry, OH; cousin, Pam Hartman (Joe) of Wheeling; special friends Stanley, Julianne, Holly, Kayley, Dave, Elaine and Nicole.

Friends are invited to a memorial visitation on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV 26003 (304-242-2311) from 11:00 am until time of memorial service at 1:00 pm with the Reverend Richard Skaggs officiating.

Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. Matthew’s Food Pantry, P.O. Box 508, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Condolences can be left for the family online at www.KepnerFuneral. com