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Mary "Dee" Smallwood
Smallwood, Mary Delores, age 85 of Miamisburg, OH passed away on January 8, 2019. Dee, as most knew her by was born to the late William and Mary (Boyer) Eby in Carlisle, OH, was an alumni of Carlisle High School, Miami University of Oxford, and the University of Dayton where she received her Masters Degree in Special Education. Dee retired from Eaton City Schools, was a lifelong, dedicated member of St. John's UCC in Germantown, was active in the community and was always willing to help others. She was often seen visiting sick friends and community members in the hospitals and nursing homes. Delores loved and treasured her beautiful family farm that was built by her own grandfather and where she resided until her last day. Her farm brought her great comfort, joy, and contributed to her eternal youthful, generous and loving energy that all came to know her by. Despite having her own trials in life, Dee continued to have strong faith in God and in the goodness of others she remained steadfast. Along with her parents, Dee was preceded in death by Garry Smallwood, the father of their children. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Kathy A. Smallwood and Connie L. Smallwood, 3 grandsons Daniel (Megan) Smallwood, Nick (Maria) Gentry, Brandon Johnson, 2 great grandchildren Sammi Smallwood and Blaze Smallwood, and 2 step great grandsons Dylan and Preston. Dee, mother, grandmother and friend to many, you are loved deeply and you will be greatly missed. Your light will forever shine on. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM at St. John's United Church of Christ, 201 W Market St. Germantown with Pastor Laureen Roe officiating, interment immediately following at Germantown Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church beginning at 10:00am.
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Mom I miss you so much you were the best friend and mother anyone could have Thanks for always being there miss you so much Kathy Ann
Kathy a smallwood Dec 8 2020 12:00 AM
Mom, thank you for being the amazing mother and person that you were. You were my guiding light and I was so very blessed to have had you for my momma bear. I miss you so much and I love you forever. You have earned a beautiful set of wings...may love and light always surround you in your journeys. Connie
Connie Mar 22 2019 12:00 AM
Connie and Kathy, We're so sorry to lose our dear friend. We especially remember and thank her for having the idea for and continually working to make it work--our after-church time for visiting and for having snacks, which over time turned into lunch, prepared by Dee and friends or possibly a variety of St. John's members--some probably asked by Dee if they would be interested in fixing the food. Such a good idea. Over all, we will just miss seeing her and visiting with her. Our special thanks to you and your family for helping her be such a caring person.
Paul and Dorris Hensley Jan 14 2019 12:00 AM
good bye dear mother of my friend Connie
Anyez Jan 13 2019 12:00 AM
You were an amazing woman and friend. You will be missed, but I know the angels are rejoicing your arrival.
Deb Pohlman Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM
With deepest shared sympathy. Dee was my friend and colleague for the four years I lived in Ohio, and has been a long distance friend every since. She will always have a sweet part in my heart. Deb Pohlman
Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Mary Smallwood
Sandy Angel Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM
We love you Dee
Evie Keister Jan 10 2019 12:00 AM
Dee was an amazingly kind lady and a great friend of my dads (Gene Fogle) and mine. May she rest in the arms of angels. My sinceret condolences, Im sorry I cant pay my last respects in person, Teri (Fogle) Gordon.
Jan 10 2019 12:00 AM
You were an angel to many young struggling students. We worked together to service the " I need another way to learn" children. I am sure she will be remembered by many of them as "one who really cared for me". Her smile always said, I am glad you are here.
Jane Somers Jan 10 2019 12:00 AM