Geraldine Sue “Jeri” Smith, nee Conter, 82, of Canal Winchester, formerly of Cadiz, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 19, 2023. She was born November 19, 1940, in Flushing, a daughter of the late John and Viola Covert Conter.

Jeri loved and believed in her children. They were her life’s truest joy. She was a marvelous cook, an amazing homemaker, and everyone who was lucky enough to eat her pies agreed she was the best pie maker ever. Jeri’s loving personality and inner beauty radiated a bright light that will be missed by all who knew her.   

She was preceded in death in addition to her parents; by her husband, Robert (Bob) Smith, and sisters: Margarita (Peggy) Conter and JoEllen Conter.

Surviving are her children: Kimberly (Richard) Kilgore, Steven (Kim) Smith, Michael (Lisa) Smith, Bryan (Michelle) Smith, Bobbi Sue (Rob) Cornwell; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Gene (Cheryl) Conter.

Calling hours and funeral were held on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, with Dr. Thomas Pickering and Rev. Steven Smith officiating. Burial followed at Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing, Ohio.

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