URBANA - Myron E. Smith, 89, of Kennard passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017 in his home with his wife by his side. He was born January 29, 1927 in Springfield, Ohio, the son of George Edison and Edith N. (Bartley) Smith. Myron attended the Kennard Church of the Nazarene. He was previously employed at J.A. Hoffman & Sons Plumbing, Springfield as a licensed plumber. He supported 4H and FFA. Myron especially loved gardening, farming, and spending time with family and friends. Myron is survived by his wife, Betty Smith; his son Leonard E. (Becky) Smith of Urbana; his daughters, Karen "Sue" (Herb) Yoder of Bellefontaine, Deb J. (Tom) Rodgers of Springfield; and his grandchildren, Brad (Tammy Shipley) Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers, Jason (April) Smith and Dustin (Aubree) Smith; his brothers, Harold Smith of Springfield, Howard (Arlene) Smith of Urbana and Robert (Coney) of Sidney, Kentucky; his sisters, Shirley Thurman of Urbana and Mary Ann Krugh of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Junior Smith, Melvin Smith, Roland Smith and Earl Smith; his sisters, Ruby Johnston and Margaret Morris. A gathering of family and friends will be 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, January 15, 2017 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 2017 in the funeral home with Pastor Stephen Anstine officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Cable. Memorial contributions may be made to Kennard Church of the Nazarene, 3134 Reed St., Cable, Ohio 43009. Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com .
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