WOOSTER LuAnn E. Smith, 64, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 following a brief period of declining health.
She was born the youngest of three daughters to Paul A. and Rosa Fern (nee Lingo) Mellinger on August 25, 1956 in Wooster. She graduated from Wooster High School in the class of 1974.
She worked at Country Kitchen and after earning an Associate s Degree in Accounting she became Office Manager for Dr. Ghazarian until his retirement. She also worked in Buehler s Bakery and most recently McDonalds.
LuAnn is survived by her son Cody Smith of Wooster; sisters Ardenna Hurt of Wooster and June Hites (Bruce Archdeacon) of Dayton; grandchildren Kayden Mellinger and Kurstyn Pagniano, Cayde, Paisley and Isabella Rose Smith and special friend Scott Stephens; nieces and nephews David and Steve Hurt of Dothan, Alabama and Tonya (Layne) and Sydney Skidmore of Centerville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Brandi Denae Mellinger (who passed away in 2014 following a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis), her parents, brother-in-law Jack Hurt and niece Stacie Hites Campbell.
LuAnn loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them whenever possible. She had many friends and four legged family members (both dogs and cats). She fiercely fought numerous diseases during her lifetime and was a 13 year survivor of breast cancer.
Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the noon service on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) or to Akron Children s Hospital, 214 W. Bowery St., Akron, OH 44308.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) or to Akron Children s Hospital, 214 W. Bowery St., Akron, OH 44308
12:00 NOON on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the funeral home
Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the noon service on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the funeral home