Charlene E. Smitley
10/26/1921 – 03/29/2013

Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls

Charlene E. Smitley, 91, of Duncan Falls passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at Genesis Hospice, Morrison House.

Charlene was born October 26, 1921 in Zanesville the daughter of the late John E. and Hazel (Lampton) Harris. She retired in 1983 from the Ohio Ferro Alloy where she worked as a load dispatcher for 33 years. She was a member of Olive Branch Chapter OES #251 and the American Legion Earnest G. Walsh Post #237.

Charlene is surived by her son Gerald L. Smitley II of Duncan Falls; her daughters Dianne Bridwell of Zanesville, Krista (Dennis) Viol of Springfield and Dennise (Ben) Hunt of Grove City; her brother Lee (Mary) Gatton of Zanesville, and 4 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.

In addition to her parents, Charlene is preceded in death by her husband Gerald L. Smitley who passed away in 1966; one great grandson; her brothers Earl Harris, Ray Gatton, her sisters Louise Watts, Verna Adams, Doris Wilson and Claire Stotts, and Cleo Darby and her step-sisters Ruth Highman and Dorothy Steinmetz.

Visitations will be 6 to 8 pm Monday, April 1, 2013 at the Farus Funeral Home, Duncan Falls where funeral services will be 1 pm Tuesday with Rev. Sanford Short officiating. Burial will follow in Duncan Falls Cemetery. Olive Branch OES 251 will hold services at 6 pm on Monday.