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Anna Mary (Fortney) Smythe

Anna Mary (Fortney) Smythe, 98, residing in Monroeville, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2019 peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Parkvue Health Care Center.

Anna was born on July 9, 1921 in Attica, OH to the late Lloyd and Elizabeth (Berger) Fortney.

Anna graduated from Attica High School in 1940. She owned Ann's Beauty Shop in Norwalk for 5 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Sandusky and a graduate of Norwalk Bible Institute. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Anna is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (David) Willinger of Monroeville; son, Raymond (Beverly) Smythe of Bellevue; grandchildren, Brenda (Aaron) Lynn, Daniel (Joanne) Willinger, Tracey (Al) Schafer, Tami (Toby) Smith, Tom (Vicki) Smythe, Trent Smythe and Tanna (Nate) Goebbel; 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, Anna is preceded in death by her husband, Clyde R. Smythe; sisters, Bernice Shantz, Audrey Meredith and Nellie Diehl; brothers, Elvin, Ralph, Orrie, Glenn and Edward Fortney.

Friends may call on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Groff Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1607 E Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 10:00 am at Calvary Baptist Church, 1810 E. Perkins Ave, Sandusky. Pastor David Hixson will officiate. Burial will be held at 2:00 pm in Attica Cemetery, Attica.

Those wishing to contribute in Anna's memory may do so to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Calvary Baptist Church, 1810 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.

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