PAULDING — Florence E. Smith, 85, Paulding, passed away July 10, 2019, at the Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born January 7, 1934, to Frank and Erna (Rabe) Gordon at Napoleon, Ohio. Florence worked as a laborer for Napco Plastics in Napoleon. On June 19, 1954, she married Raymond Smith Jr., and he preceded her in death on January 15, 1977. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Paulding, Ohio.

Florence is survived by sons, Steven (Julie) Smith of Mark Center and Robert (Dawn) Smith of Ennis, Texas; daughters, Patricia (Ray) Noffsinger of Hamilton Ala., and Martha (Pat) Fillman of Defiance; a sister, Frances Aderman, Napoleon; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Frank F. Gordon; mother, Erna Gordon; husband, Raymond H. Smith Jr.; sons, David Smith, Timothy Smith and Thomas Smith; a brother, Frank Gordon; and a sister in infancy.

Visitation will be held at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, Ohio, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019. Burial will take place in the Myers Cemetery on Monday, July 15, 2019, at 10 a.m.

Memorials are suggested to the Paulding County Senior Center. Online condolences can be given at

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