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Nanette Marie Smith

May 9, 1954 — June 3, 2024

Eaton, OH

Nanette Marie Smith, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, of Eaton OH passed away at Hospice of Dayton due to complications from pancreatic cancer on June 3, 2024, leaving a void her family cannot fill.  Nanette was born in Dayton OH in 1954 to Barbara and Richard Ridgway Sr., and was the older sister to Richard Ridgway Jr. She attended Sinclair Community College where she obtained her nursing degree and brought her passion and caring personality to several nursing jobs, of which she made her long-term career at the Preble County Department of Health.  Nanette was a devoted wife to her husband Randy, and they happily shared 49 years of marriage together.  As a loving mother to Brian, Matthew, and Michael, her sons will miss her and appreciate the life lessons she taught them.  As a grandmother to Harrison, Everleigh, and Pearl, her grandchildren will miss her ever nurturing spirit.  Nanette took special joy in cooking, gardening, and caring for the many dogs her family had throughout the years. She had fond memories of vacationing with her family to various scenic destinations such as Mackinaw Island MI, Drummond Island MI, Denver CO, Charleston SC and Europe.  Nanette was preceded in death by her mother Barbara (Thompson) and father Richard Ridgway Sr., and is survived by her husband Randy Smith, her sons Brian, Matthew (Beth), and Michael (Angela) Smith, her brother Richard (Celeste) Ridgway Jr., sister-in-law Diane Foreman, nieces Alison Dunton-Ridgway and Kelsey Fanning (Ridgway), and grandchildren Harrison, Everleigh, and Pearl Smith, all of whom will never forget the enormous love, kindness, and happiness she brought to their lives.  Visitation will be held on Monday, June 10, 2024 from 10:00 am until time of memorial service at 11:00 am at the Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 226 W. Main St, Eaton, OH 45320. Internment will immediately follow at Mound Hill Cemetery in Eaton.  Everyone is welcome to continue celebrating Nan’s life immediately after the internment at the clubhouse of the Eaton Country Club at 100 Morton Rd, Eaton, OH 45320.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Dayton or charity of donor’s choice.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be shared by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Monday, June 10, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Gard Funeral Home - Eaton

226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH 45320

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Memorial Service

Monday, June 10, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Gard Funeral Home - Eaton

226 West Main Street, Eaton, OH 45320

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Interment

Monday, June 10, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mound Hill Cemetery (new side)

130 Camden Road, Eaton, OH 45320

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