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Gloria Jean (Ausmus)SmithSmith

September 1, 1943 – August 6, 2017


Gloria Smith, age 73 went home to be with Jesus, her Savior on Sunday, August 6th, 2017 at the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg, Ohio

Family and friends may visit from 4 to 8 pm Wednesday at Rupp Funeral Home where services will be held at 11 am Thursday. Rev. David McGregor and Rev. Robert Morrison will officiate with burial to follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, LaSalle.

Born September 1, 1943 in Monroe, she was the daughter of Clyde and Lillian (Moore) Ausmus of Speedwell, Tennessee.

Gloria graduated from Powell Valley High School in Speedwell and then became a licensed practical nurse in the 1960′s. She completed her career in the year 2000 after many years of service to patients in need. She was employed by Greenbrook Manor and Medilodge both in Monroe.

On December 20th 1965, she married Fred Smith. Gloria is survived by her husband Fred, with whom she enjoyed over 50 years of loving, faithful covenant marriage. She quietly and faithfully supported her husband, Reverend Fred Smith, for many years as a pastor’s wife.

Gloria was a virtuous, gentle, loving mother to two children, Michael (Jennifer) Smith, and Amy (Eric) Smith Carter. She also lovingly adored several grandchildren; Lydia Smith, Jadyn Smith; Isabel Smith, McKenna Smith, Austin Carter and Haley Carter.

Gloria is survived by six sisters, Lisa Ausmus ( Darrell Burch), Darlene Ausmus (preceded in death by her husband Glenn Rude), Kathy Ausmus (Gordon Morse), Linda Ausmus (Jim Claiborne), Carol Ausmus (Nick Schue), Helen Ausmus (Eugene Packard). She also is survived by one brother, Buford Doyle (Hilda) Ausmus.

Gloria was preceded in death by one brother, Dwayne Ausmus and two sisters, Bonnie Ausmus who was preceded in death by her husband Carl Varble, and Betty Ausmus.

Gloria enjoyed serving others through her warm hospitality and love of cooking.

Her servant heart and gentle spirit has deeply touched many lives.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E River Rd. Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.

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26 Responses to Gloria Jean (Ausmus) Smith

  • carl varble says:

    I love you Jeanie. Will miss your wonderful smile. I’ll see you and your smile again! Love Carl jr.

    • Amy Carter says:

      Thanks, Carl, for your kind words. Like you, we will definitely miss her sweet smile.

      Love you,
      Amy, Fred & Mike

  • Brenda Ken Emala says:

    My beautiful Jeannie i love you. you will be dearly missed. MY heart is broken but i 2 will see u again one day.You will always be in my thoughts and prayers RIP

  • Jennifer Gersch says:

    Praying that all family and friends find peace during this difficult time.

  • Sharon Lowe says:

    Gloria’s sweet, caring, legacy will be carried on by her loving daughter and son Amy and Mike and by her precious grandchildren. My prayers are for comfort for Fred and the entire family during this time of grief. May you all soon be able to say “It is well with my soul. “

    • Amy Carter says:

      Dearest Sharon,
      Your sweet words are like your hugs-warm, full of love, and always right on time. Thank you for sharing them here and for your continued prayer and support.

      Love you more than words can say,
      The Carters & Smiths

  • Pamela Welch says:

    You will be missed by so many, you always wore that beautiful smile, and you will brighten up Heaven now even more with your smile, gone but not forgotten, Mom and Dad both loved all you girls so much and now you all will be together once again, God Bless and comfort all your family during this difficult time. Your cousin Pamela(Moore) Welch

  • Robin Darlene Ausmus (Rude) says:

    To my beautiful sister I will miss you more than I can say I was jus thinking of your smile,or how we would kinda laugh at something no one else knew about or the time we would sneek in a little talk just me and you I hope you knew how all that ment to me it made me love you even more if you can love a sister any more I will miss your. Beautiful voice signing so loud and clear up to the heavens and knowing that’s where you would be one day so my dear sister enjoy the streets of gold and the clear water flowing just sit by the riverside and rest for while I love you forever your sis Darlene

  • You are going to be missed dearly your smile would always brighten a room. Till we see each other love you lots

  • Carolyn Whitman - Pate says:

    Jeanie (as I knew you by) I love to hear you sing at Kentucky park when I was young .heck I just like to hear you talk you had such a unique voice that was unmistakable (that’s one thing we share in common) I haven’t seen you in years but I will always picture you as you looked in the early 80′s when I would go the Sunday school with granny Whitman (Loretta Whitman). . I hope that your husband fred (who I’ve alwAys liked) and your son & daughter and there children don’t mourn the loss of you to long becuz I know you wouldent want them to Cuz you always had a smile on ur face and my dad (Larry Whitman) always liked messing with you and making u laugh . continue enjoying every day of the rest of there life’s as you did and celebrate your memory. If I could only hear you sing just one more time you had the voice of an angel (and as I always told you u sounded like Tanya Tucker )and now your in the angel band. CONGRADULATIONS on your transition into heavan. Luv ya cuz !

  • Vickie Reese says:

    Gloria, your gentle loving spirit and infectious smile will be missed. You were such a strong gentle loving woman who enjoyed to laugh and make others comfortable. You were one of the first ones to greet me with opened arms after the Christmas Plays, I could always count on seeing that huge smile, & getting a warm hug! You were quietly present in difficult times, full of smiles/laughter in joyful times. Sarah, Doug, our sons, & I, have a deep love for you & Fred, you both helped our family through such grief and it breaks our hearts to see Fred & family endure the same grief…but we know, that we will see you again! I for one can’t wait some days, heaven is getting sweeter and sweeter, as each of you sweet people journey home. Gloria, you will be missed greatly! I enjoyed our time together (precious memories & too many to list), and I look forward to joining you on the other side one day!

  • Colleen and Mike says:

    Our sympathy and prayers to Fred (Jed) and GJ’s son and daughter and the grandchildren.
    We will miss our good friend, we sure had some great times of fellowship and fun. See you on the other side, dear Sister. Your smiles and hugs will be treasured always.Love and prayers for God to hold you all close and comfort your hearts. Mike & Colleen

  • Ty Charles Morse says:

    To my loving aunt, who always made a step nephew feel like I was born into the family and she had known me all my life. She was one of the most loving and caring women I have ever known. I will remember her smile that lit up a room and her hugs that made you feel warm and safe but most importantly loved.
    I will miss you.
    Till we hug again.

  • Helen gersch says:

    Our sympathy to Gloria’s family..
    The Gersch’s

  • Barbara Williams says:

    Smith family will never forget are years together at ky park church. How many times you help me through rough times. Love you all prayers going up. Heart broken for your loss

  • Kathy Loope says:

    So sorry to hear the loss of a great lady and will be sadly miss if you have the time up in heaven can you tell my mom and step dad we miss them ……………………………Rest In Peace my long time friend ………..The Loope family

  • Rev. Randy & Diane Drummonds says:

    Our prayers are with you all. My heart is broken for you all and the sweet memories of the nights I spent at your house and after church on sundays growing up will always be precious to me. We will meet again over on the other shore. And the Bible says “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”
    So sorry we can’t be with you during your time of loss but know our prayers are with you. I pray that the Lord wraps his sweet arms of comfort around you.
    Love and prayers,
    Randy and Diane Drummonds & Family

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  • Tyson Carter says:

    My thoughts are with you all as you celebrate the Life Gloria was able to live. May all your memories be of the joys shared knowing that she is forever with Christ in eternal rest and celebration! Love you all.

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