Lori Ann Smith

January 22, 1961 - December 6, 2016
Lori Ann Smith

Lori Ann Smith, age 55, of Hampstead, passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

She was born on January 22, 1961 in Cambridge, OH. The daughter of the late Walter H. and Kathleen B. Sanders of Akron, OH.

Lori is survived by her husband Dave Smith, and son Gene C. Smith of San Diego, CA. and siblings; Vickie L. Sanders of Akron, OH, Megan S. Fleener of Akron, OH, Kevin E. Sanders of Akron, OH, Eddie Potts of Senecavliie, OH, Cheryl Budgett of Chico, OH, Susan G. Saintenoy of Senecavliie, OH, Joseph Potts of Senecaville, OH, John C. Potts of Senecaville, OH and Jason Potts of AL.

Together with her parents she was predeceased by her brothers James W. Sanders and Gary D. Sanders.

Lori was a graduate of North High School in Akron, OH Class of 1979. She continued her studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, OH and Kent State University in Kent, OH. Lori was a Registered Nurse and worked at Akron City Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital.

Lori loved the outdoors and the company of people, she enjoyed fishing and hiking. Prior to relocating to North Carolina she farmed in Diamond, OH.

The family will gather for a private farewell. A service to celebrate Lori’s life will be held at a later date in Ohio.

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  • December 08, 2016
    Pamela EADS Meliher says:
    Hi David and family this is Pamela EADS Meliher Your Aunt Cindys friend. I met you and Lori many years back. I live here in Wilmington and wanted you to know how very sorry I am for you and your family's loss of Lori. My prayers are with each and everyone of you

  • December 08, 2016
    Aunt Cyndi says:
    I remember Lori,....so full of life. Loving adventures in all things great and small in spiritual things, deep prayers, intense conversations, to unleashed laughter,,,,, finding ourselves sitting on floors at the breaking of day exhausted from talking all night. Exploring my woods, praising our Father and entertaining the angels, was something we loved to do. Though our hearts are profoundly sad and the world seems of less wonder, I know one day we will again wade in streams, run barefoot in meadows, and swing from tree branches with all new wonders to behold, free for ever in His presence. To Dave and Gene, family and friends......our prayers are with you all for His strength and rest. I remember and I love you Lori Cyndi

  • December 09, 2016
    Tina Ostroski says:
    Dear Dave so sorry to hear this unpleasant news. I thought Lori was a funny loving person.So full of life and adventure.May all your memories bring you comfort at this time and with these memories a part of her will always be with you. God Bless Tina and Jacquee Ostroski===============Akron .Ohio