SMITH Rita Rose Mindermann Smith, age 86, of Butler, KY, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospice Care Center in Edgewood, Kentucky. Rita was born in Cincinnati, OH, May 27, 1930 a daughter of the late George Clifford and Dora Mae Franzman. On May 28, 1949, she married James W. Smith and he preceded her in death on January 30, 2002. Rita was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, California, KY. She enjoyed bingo, bowling, reading, watching her kids and grandkids play softball, watching Game Show Network, and shredding paper. She also liked to watch her favorite sports teams, the Dodgers, Reds, Bengals, and UK Basketball. She is preceded in death by husband - James W. Smith (2002), infant daughter - Mary (1962), son - Jeffery Paul (1980), brother - George Mindermann (2001), 3 grandsons, Joshua, Charlie, Jeffrey, 3 son in laws - Bud, Bobby Jay, and Jim P. She is survived by her children, Rita Ross of Highland Heights, Judith Smith (Paige Keller) of Independence, James Smith Jr. (Donna) of Newport, Joy Corbin (Charlie) Highland Heights, Janet Rice of Alexandria, Donald Smith (Clara) of Butler, Linda Posinski of Falmouth, Thomas Smith (Jackie) of Butler, Rose Fuller of Butler, Bev Sellers (Keith) of Fort Thomas, Paula Smith (Kim Dennie) of Falmouth, Lori Cox (Dewayne) of Covington, Tony Smith of Butler, Robin Provencher of Middleburg, FL, 33 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. A visitation will be held at Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria, Kentucky, on Tuesday October 18, from 5-8pm. Funeral Service will take place at Cooper Funeral Home Wednesday, at 2pm. Burial will follow at the Smith Family Cemetery in Butler. Cooper Funeral Home is serving the Family.
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