FARNHAM—Mary Frances Shafer Smith of Farnham passed away on August 21, 2020.
She was born on November 1, 1930, in South Charleston, W.Va. She resided there until two years ago when she moved to live with her daughter Sharyn Kelley in Farnham.
She was predeceased by her husband, Hal “Corky” Smith; parents, Margaret and Chuck Shafer; brothers, Bill Shafer and Jim Shafer; and nephew, Ed Shafer.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharyn Kelley and her sons, Hal Smith, Brett Smith and Craig Smith. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian Kelley, Abigail Smith, Elisabeth Smith, Rachel Smith and Kyle Minichelli; and her nieces, Karen King, Pam Smith, Camele Smith, Tamara Smith and Jackie Smith.
She was a devoted mother and a fun-loving person. Her favorite activity was learning to belly dance and performing with her friend and teacher Viola Burchett. She loved feeding and watching the squirrels, birds, and deer in her yard. She gave names to all of them. She was an accomplished pianist and her favorite composer was Chopin.
Thanks to Visiting Angels staff and caregiver, Danielle; and Kindred Hospice staff and nurses, Sandy, Bonnie, Beth and caregiver, Mia, for all the help and caring they provided for her.
She will be terribly missed by all of us, but we know she loved the Lord and is in heaven waiting for us. Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and a private family memorial will be held at a later date.
Welch Funeral Home of Warsaw handled the arrangements.