Mary Frances Smith, age 97, passed away Monday, August 18, 2022, at Stonebrooke Rehabilitation Nursing Home in New Castle.
She retired from the Soldiers and Sailors Children’s Home after 40 years of employment. She was an avid racing fan and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by two grandsons, Rick (Diane) Dean and James (Velma) Dean; three granddaughters, Beth Davis, Kimberly (Donnie) Evans, Candy Keathley; several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas (Pete) Smith; mother, Goldie Smith; a brother, Ike Smith; two sisters, Vivian Cooper and Maxine Rice; two sons, Gary and Larry Dean; a granddaughter, Cindy Dean; a grandson, Larry Dean Jr.
Family requests no visitation or funeral services. Rose City Funeral Home directors and staff are honored to serve the Smith family. On-line condolences may be made at