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Funeral services for Mary Helen (Spainhoward) Smiley will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Hwy., Louisville, with burial at Louisville Memorial Gardens West, Louisville. She was born April 18, 1936 as the only child of Luther Everett and Laura Ethel Spainhoward. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that the family of Mary Helen (Spainhoward) Smiley announces her passing on Sunday September 10, 2017 at the age of 81 years.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Diana Smiley-Pierce and son Otto Dwight Smiley Jr. (Sharon), also son-in-law Mike Bauer (Cathy). Other survivors include seven grandchildren, Lauren Rayborn (Gary), Brent Justin Bauer (Lindsey), Suzanna Michelle North (Mike), Brandon Matthew Smiley (Kaitlyn), Albert Eric William North (Missy), Deborah Mary North and Sarah Elizabeth Pierce (Daniel). Seven great-grandchildren, Cameron Rayborn, Abigail Fox, Colten Smiley, Kaylie North, Mason North, Michael Bauer and Amelia Fox. Sister-in-law Shirley Smiley Bruggenschmidt (Paul), aunts Anna Davis, Libbie Davis and Landis Carden. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and in laws.
Mary was preceded in death by her father Luther Everet Spainhoward, her mother Laura Ethel Davis-Spainhoward, her daughter Deborah Lynn Smiley- Bauer, brothers James E. Patterson and Wayne Spainhoward, Mary was also preceded by her loving devoted husband Otto Dwight Smiley Sr. whom she married in 1953 and spent 44 happily married years together before his passing. Together they owned and operated Standard Typewriter & Supply Company. She also volunteered for VITA at Sun Valley during tax season, was a Ky. Colonel, PRP Women's Club, Tathia Dr. Women's Club and Arhens Alumni Association and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 151.
Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. until funeral service on Thursday
Published on September 11, 2017
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