Lucille F. Smith, 90 of Fostoria, passed away at 1:25 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.
She was born on September 11, 1929 in Fostoria to the late William and Louise (Reinhart) Brose. She married Fred D. Smith on June 10, 1950 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Alvada, and he survives in Fostoria.
Also surviving are five children, Frederick W. (Darlene) Smith of Fostoria, Paula L. (Mike Mangett) Moehling of New Riegel, Jean I. (Ronald) Tiell of Fostoria, Christina M. (Stephen) Zoeller of New Riegel and Donald E. Smith of Fostoria; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Anna Waltermeyer of Burgoon, Jeanette (George) Lucius of Bucyrus, Alice Lucius of Tiffin and Rose Ann (James) Mayer of Tiffin; and two brothers, Francis (Donna) Brose of Tiffin and Andrew Brose of Sycamore.
She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas R. Smith; two grandchildren, Jason and Jeffry Moehling; a sister, Inez Kerlin; and six brothers, Virgil, Jacob, Herman “Pete,” William, Bernard and Paul Brose.
Lucille was a wonderful wife, mother, homemaker and seamstress. She graduated from New Riegel High School in 1947 and was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, where she was a past president and member of the Rosary Altar Society and member of the memorial choir. She was past food chairman for church festivals, delivered meals on wheels, active supporter of Right to Life, and worked in St. Wendelin High School cafeteria for many years.
Visitation will be on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at HOENING & SON FUNERAL HOME, 133 W. Tiffin St. in Fostoria.
Mass of Christian Burial is Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wendelin Catholic Church with Rev. Todd Dominique presiding. Burial will follow at St. Wendelin Cemetery. A luncheon and gathering will then take place at Church in the parish hall.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Fostoria Bascom Area Right to Life, FACT or to the church c/o the funeral home.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.hoeningfuneralhome.com.