Geraldine ''Geri'' Smith, 81, of Crestline, died unexpectedly Friday, April 14, 2017 at OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital. Geri was born in Lynn Springs, VA on May 3, 1935 to the late Coy Brown and Mamie (Dye) Brown Bostic. She married Emory M. Smith on December 12, 1954 and he preceded her in death on January 6, 1985. She enjoyed attending Tiro United Baptist Church and always held good Christian values. Her church, family, friends, and neighbors were all very important to her. A hard worker, Geri had worked at Galion Hospital and before that Geauga Plastics. Geri always put others needs before her own. She especially loved getting together with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She is survived by her three sons, Gary and Kimberly Smith of Columbus, Rick Smith of Crestline, and Jonathan Smith of Charlotte, NC; her seven grandchildren; and her five great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Bernice Matney. Friends may call Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, 223 W. Main St., Crestline. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18 at Schneider-Gompf Funeral Home, Crestline. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Crestline. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Tiro United Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.
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