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Warren & Pat Smith

March 7, 2022

Obituary

Warren R. Smith, 78, and Patricia (Pat) A. Smith 78, of Huntsville, Ohio, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022.

Warren and Pat shared a beautiful life together on Indian Lake.  They met when they were attending Ohio Northern University and were married for 56 wonderful years.

Warren and Pat were so proud of their amazing family.  It was the most important part of their lives.  They were devoted and loving parents to Cheryl L. Watkins (Auburn, WA) and Amy L. McMillion (Columbus, OH); grandparents to Ashley (Tukwila, WA), Jake (Kent, WA), Sydney (Gahanna, OH), and Evan (Columbus, OH) and great grandparents to Carter (Tukwila, WA)

Warren, son of Wellington and Florence Smith, grew up in Ada, Ohio with brother Wayne (Rock Hill, NC) and sister Cathy (Cornville, AZ).  He graduated from Ohio Northern with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering and achieved his Professional Engineering License in Columbus, OH.  Warren could always find a better way of doing things.  He had a knack for discovering how things work and solving problems.  He used these skills during his long successful career in Civil Engineering.  He worked for E. J. Meyer & Sons in Ottawa and retired from The Shelly Company in Toledo.  Warren was an avid fisherman.  He fell in love with Indian Lake.  What started 40 years ago with cabin rentals at O’Connor’s Landing, ended with their dream home on the lake.  On many afternoons, he could be found with a fishing pole in one hand and a martini in the other.  Warren’s smile and heartfelt love of people will be remembered by everyone he has ever met.

Pat, daughter of Maurice and Catherine Patterson, grew up in Dayton, Ohio.  She graduated from Ohio Northern with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  She received her master’s degree from the University of Dayton.  Pat dedicated her life to the educational opportunities for the children of Putnam County.  She was a key educational leader for over three decades.  Her career began with teaching social studies at Pandora-Gilboa High School.  Later in her career, Pat taught students at Ottawa-Glandorf with learning disabilities.  Then she became a gifted education teacher.  In 1985 she went to the ESC (Educational Service Center) to be a Gifted and Curriculum Coordinator.  Pat was instrumental in everything she did from updating the curriculum, writing grants, and working one-to-one with teachers.  Pat loved cooking for people.  Pat’s memory, influence and spirit will continue in the many students, teachers, administrators, coworkers, and people whose lives she has touched over the years.

Warren and Pat were beloved lifelong friends to many.  They never met a stranger.  They began their family in Pandora and were longtime residents of Ottawa.  They were involved in the community through various organizations (Indian Lake BPOE Lodge #2792 and Indian Lake Moose Lodge #1533) Fish Fry’s on Friday nights at VFW Post 9142 in Ottawa were a family affair.

Warren and Pat were extraordinary people, who will be greatly missed.  A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, March 13, 2022, at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, 10879 State Route 12, Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830.  Friends may call from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. with services to begin at 4:00 p.m., Pastor Rich Rakay presiding.

For additional information or to send the Smith family a message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home's website.

In Lieu of Flowers, the family wishes for donations to be made to:

A foundation started by Jan Osborn and Pat in 2002:  501(c)(3) Putnam County Educational Foundation, Fiscal Agents: Putnam County Educational Service Center Contacts: Melissa Bassinger and Karen Maag (419) 523-5951 (ext. 3046)

Warren, Pat, and family have been long time contributors to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Pat was impressed with PCCAP (Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program).  A close Family Friend has benefited from their assistance.   Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program P.O. Box 165, Glandorf, Ohio 45848 http://pccap.org/contact.html

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 13, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral Home
10879 State Route 12 West
Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830

Funeral Service
Sunday
March 13, 2022

4:00 PM
Hartman Sons Funeral Home
10879 State Route 12 West
Columbus Grove, Ohio 45830

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