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Glee E. Smith

September 7, 1920 ~ April 28, 2018 (age 97)

Glee (Butler) Smith, age 97, died on April 28, 2018 at Mason Health & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw, IN.

Glee was born on September 7, 1920 to the late Sherman E. and Ida (Mohler) Butler in Rifle, CO. She graduated from high school in Wauneta, NE and attended college in nearby Chadron. She would graduate from Concord College in Athens, W.V. with a Bachelor of Science. For a brief period, she was in the Women’s Army Corp. (W.A.C.)

On September 15, 1945, Glee was married to Clyde William Smith of Layland, W.V. To their union, three children were born: William Eugene, Carol Elaine and Clyde Robert Smith.

Glee was a retired elementary teacher, having taught for seven years in the rural schools of Nebraska and twenty-four years in West Virginia. She was a member of Calloway Heights Baptist Church in Beckley, W.V. and was formerly the assistant pianist and a choir member. For the past seven years, she has resided with her daughter and son-in-law in Claypool, IN.

In addition to her husband of 53 years, Clyde W. Smith, Glee was preceded in death by her oldest son, William Smith; sister, Dorothy Holderman; three brothers: Irvin, Jay and Ivan Butler; half-brother, Leonard Bird; half-sister, Carmen Merrill; step-father, Warren Bird; granddaughter, Jennifer Smith and grandson, John Droke.

Those who survive include son, Clyde Robert Smith of Bradley, W.V; daughter, Carol Elaine (husband, Roy) Droke of Claypool, IN; five grandchildren; four great-granddaughters and one great-grandson.

Local arrangements were trusted to Titus Funeral Home with funeral services held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home in Beckley, W.V. Visitation will be Friday, May 4th from 1 to 2 p.m. with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. in Blue Ridge Funeral Home.

Glee was blessed with a loving family and church family, with good friends, and with kind neighbors.

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