Nanette Smith

October 15, 1947 - January 18, 2015

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SMITH, Nanette "Corky" beloved wife of Jeff Smith for 46 years. Loving mother of Katie (Jason) Maney of Madeira, OH and Emily Smith of Bethesda, MD. Dear grandmother of Will, Tommy, and Joe Maney, and Robbie Yuffee. Sister of Jane (Tracy) Green of Dublin, OH, Bill (Patsy) Eikenbary of Virginia Beach, VA and Jill (Jim) Huston of Ft. Pierce, FL. Corky received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from The Ohio State University and went on to teach in the Wyoming City Schools for 29 years. Corky passed away after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the age of 67. Funeral service will take place at Crestview Presbyterian Church, 9463 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd. (Rt. 42), West Chester, OH 45069 on Friday, January 23 at 1 p.m. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow at Heritage Club, 6690 Heritage Club Dr., Mason, OH 45040 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The family will be receiving visitors prior to the service at Crestview for those unable to attend the Celebration. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati, 644 Lynn St., Suite 1026, Cincinnati, OH 45203 or to the Alois Alzheimer's Foundation, 70 Damon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45218. Condolences at


Amy Ryan Bryner - Nov 27, 2015
To My Cousins- While 'surfing' for our grandfather's war records I just stumbled upon this regarding Corky. I don't even know what to say. I am so, so sorry. None of us had any idea. The last I saw Corky was when she showed up at our mother's apt (her Aunt Lois) to pay a visit years ago (my mother passed in 2005). I remembering answering the door, seeing this kind woman and simply saying, "You are an Eikenbary!" She was as kind, warm and beautiful as I remember her when I was a little girl. I am so sorry. Our condolences from the entire Ryan Family. Amy
Meri Lynne Stumbo - Jan 29, 2015
Dear Jeff and Family, Corky was my childhood best friend. I have such great memories of those times and I will think of her always. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Vicki Mitchell - Jan 26, 2015
For a brief period Nanette (who we knew as Corky) and her mom Ann, sister Jane and brother Billy lived next door to us in Marion, Ohio in the 1960's. She was very beautiful and her family very proud of her. I very much remember her modeling her prom dresses each year for us. So very lovely. Also remember how proud Jane, her sister, was of her. Great memories. So very sorry about her passing.
Larry Laird - Jan 26, 2015
Even though I was aware that Corky was very ill her death was a terrible shock to me. My sincere condolences to Jeff, Emily, Katie and Jane and Bill. Corky and I kind of grew up together during our high school years. I shall always have very fond memories of her. I know she was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. May God give you peace in your time of suffering.
John and Judy Wayne - Jan 24, 2015
Jeff and Family, John and I were saddened to hear of Corky's passing. We have fond memories of Corky and your beautiful family. May all of you feel God's loving arms around you as you go through this time of loss. Love and Prayers, John and Judy Wayne
Ralph and Cathy Knauer - Jan 24, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Corky's passing. Keeping your entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Ralph and Cathy Knauer
Debbie Lempert - Jan 23, 2015
Corky holds a warm spot in my heart. I remember saying often that when she retired she wanted to be a greeter at Walmart-just stand there all day and greet people! I will think of her always!
Mike and Jan Snell - Jan 22, 2015
Jeff, Katie and Emily On behalf of the Duebber Family, we are all grieving for your loss. You all did so much to make Corky's days brighter. Mike and I will not be able to join your Celebration of Corky's short, but impactful life and will also miss seeing you at Alois. Peace and sympathy to your family, Mike and Jan
Stanley W.Okoniewski - Jan 22, 2015
Jeff and Family I am so sorry for your loss I know it has been a long and tough struggle and now at least Cork is at peace. I will keep her and you all in my prayers StanO
Ben and Debbie (Everhart) Roby - Jan 21, 2015
Jeff, Katie, and Emily, We are so sorry about Corky's passing. She was so full of life at Ohio State and a very good friend, and she made wonderful memories for all of us. We wish you peace in the days to come. Debbie and Ben Roby
Ken and Joan Campbell - Jan 21, 2015
Jeff and family, So sorry to learn of Corky's passing. Surely another angel has arrived in heaven. We will have you in our thoughts and prayers. Joan and Ken Campbell
Sally Ghering - Jan 20, 2015
Dear Jeff and Girls, I was sorry to read of Corky's death in today's paper. She was a wonderful person. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, Sally Ghering
Rosemary Taylor - Jan 20, 2015
"Corky", you will be missed by all that knew & loved you. I'm so saddened by your passing, I hope my Daddy is there greeting you at heaven's gate .... he'll remember you, you don't look a day older & cute as ever! Prayers to your family ...... class of 65' will be having a 'reunion' with the angels. Hugs to all.
Nancy Beauregard - Jan 20, 2015
Dear Katie and Family, We were so saddened to receive news of your mom's passing on to a world of peace. She was truly courageous. She was the consummate hostess, proven by the fabulous brunch after your wedding. Her years of devotion to the students at Wyoming are so admirable. You have our deepest sympathies. Nancy and Jim Beauregard
Jaime Backer - Jan 20, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Katie. Sending a lot of love and prayers to you and your family, Jaime
Jim Prickett - Jan 19, 2015
Jeff, so very sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and Patti Heuer - Jan 19, 2015
Heaven is even brighter today with Corky's bright spirit and laughter. Our hearts go out to you, and we will continue to lift you all in prayer. "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." May you find comfort in sweet memories and the assurance she is safely Home.
Marnee McIntire Hammond - Jan 19, 2015
Jeff, Emily, Katie, Jane and Bill, Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. I don't ever look back on my childhood without thinking of Corky. Always that great smile and so much fun to be with. She was so blessed to have such a loving family and so many friends and you in return were so blessed to have Corky. She will be missed.
Ruben M. Cabrera - Jan 19, 2015
Jeff, so sorry to hear about her passing. You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers. God bless you & your family. Ruben & Tish
Bob Barton - Jan 19, 2015
Jeff & the girls: So sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless you during this difficult time Bob & Jolene Barton