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Susan E. (Negrich) Smith
June 19, 1945 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
Susan Elaine Smith passed away Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at the age of 78, in Kentucky. She was born June 19, 1945, in Russellton, to Emma and Stephen Negrich, the youngest of 15 children. She is survived by her husband, Gerald W Smith Sr.; her children, Stephen Matthew Smith, Laurie (Smith) Craig, married to Chris Craig, with son, Ian, James Smith and his daughter, Kaitlyn, and Shelbie Smith, married to Troy Jackson and children, WT, Blake, Paige and Garrett; and her sister, Emily McClain, married to Richard, and all of her adopted children. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Gerald W. Smith Jr.; her parents, Emma and Stephen; and 13 of her siblings. Susie was a loving soul who had a natural ability to make everyone feel like family. She had a heart full of love and always welcomed people into her life as if they were her own children. She was married to the love of her life, Jerry, for 60 years, and together they built a beautiful family. Susie adored her children and grandchildren, finding joy in spending time with them. She cherished every moment and created lasting memories through her travels and family gatherings that always included her homemade meals of pierogi, ravioli and lady locks. Susie's passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Her memory will forever be cherished, and her legacy of love and kindness will continue to inspire those whose lives she touched. Please join the family in celebrating Susie's life from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2023, at the CHARLES B. JARVIE SPRINGDALE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St., where services will commence at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, with burial to follow in Lakewood Memorial Gardens. The family has entrusted the care of Susan Elaine Smith to the Charles B Jarvie Funeral Home Inc., located in Springdale. The funeral arrangements will be handled by the dedicated staff of the funeral home, who will ensure that Susie's final journey is handled with the utmost respect and care. www.jarviefuneralhome.com.