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Shirley J. Smith

Shirley J. Smith, 70, of Milan passed away at 7:50 a.m., Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. She was born at the Whitlatch Clinic in Milan on October 31, 1949 the daughter of Floyd and Ruby Herring Cutter. She was married to Jerry Smith on November 19, 1972 and he survives.


Other survivors include two sons Travis (Sarah) Smith of Batesville, and Dustin Smith of Greensburg; one daughter Amy (Jock) Ralston of Greensburg; four grandchildren Allison and Jonathon Ralston, and Jaden and Jevan Smith; one sister Judy (Gary) Stutler of Friendship. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mrs. Smith attended Cross Plains High School and was in the first graduating class from South Ripley in 1967. She was a 1970 graduate of the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati. Shirley worked as a Registered Nurse at the Odd Fellows Home in Greensburg, the Milan Health Care Center, and Terrace View in Lawrenceburg, retiring in 2015. She was also a full time homemaker, wife, mom, and grandma (Ma). Shirley was a lifetime member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean.


Due to the health pandemic, Shirley’s family was not able to receive friends at the time of her death, so a celebration of Shirley’s life will be held on Friday, October 30th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. A memorial service will be held at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 31st. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Lutheran Church or St. Peters Cemetery in care of the funeral home.