Brenda Smith


Brenda Carol Smith, 60, of Defiance, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on April 20, 1953, to Bruce Melvin Dales and Martha Blosser in Grundy, Va. On October 4, 1995, she married Gary Smith and he survives. Brenda recently began attending Berean Edge Baptist Church and the Eagles. She was previously employed at the Campbell Soup Company, Kircher's Flowers, and JoAnn Fabrics. Brenda was a super crafter doing creative stained glass and scrapbooking.

Brenda is survived by her loving spouse of 17 years, Gary; son, Donovan Shane (Angie) Bowden of Defiance; siblings, Richard Cuiska of Florida, Connie (David) Mendez of Ney, Ohio, Billy Bibler of Sherwood, Cyndee (Paul) Hall of Oakwood; stepdaughter, Vickie (Wayne) Swary of Ney; and her pups, Dora and Joy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013, from 10 a.m.-noon at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. A memorial service will be held at noon on Thursday, August 22, 2013, with Rev. Michael Lashaway officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to hospice or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be given at

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