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Kristina Lynn Smith
Kristina “Tina” Lynn Smith, 48, of Swanton, Ohio, passed away suddenly of natural causes, Sunday, November 8, 2020. She was born June 13, 1972 to James and LuAnn (Zimmerman) Smith and attended Evergreen Schools, graduating in 1990. Tina continued her education at Owens Community College, where she graduated as Physical Therapist Assistant and began a 28-year career in Home Health Care.
Tina is survived by her parents, Jim and LuAnn; sister and best friend, Valerie; brother, Jason (Amber); and her nephews Tyler, Logan, Zander and Kallen. She will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Harry and Margaret Zimmerman and Charles and Mary A. Smith; as well as uncles, Ralph Zimmerman and Dan Bosse.
Although she enjoyed playing cards (you never wanted to play against her!), reading and long naps, being there for “The Boys” was her favorite hobby. She enjoyed many sporting events either with them in tow or cheering them on in the stands, not missing a game if she could help it. She also enjoyed traveling and looked forward to the opportunity to take each of “The Boys” to Florida, where she loved visiting Clearwater Beach.
If ever anyone was ever fortunate enough to know Tina, and needed something, she was always willing to do what needed to be done with her quiet manner. Likewise, she was willing to maintain a firm, yet compassionate attitude if that is what was necessary.
Her quick wit and easy-going personality endeared her.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 12th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton. Funeral services Friday will be private for the family.
I am just now learning this and Im sending love and prayers the the whole Smith family, you are all so close and my heart aches for your loss. Val, Im so sorry and pray especially for you, I swear I never saw you two apart.
Jill Halpin Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM
Val - Rob and I were very sad to hear about the sudden and unexpected loss of your dear sister, Tina. I know that she was everything to you - house-mate, best friend, holiday buddie and fellow, devoted auntie, to all your nephews. We had the pleasure of meeting Tina on a number of occasions - always with you, of course, and it was clear to see that you both shared a deep sisterly bond. Thanksgiving will be very different for you and your family this year, but Tina left you with wonderful memories of a very special sister and person, a life to be celebrated.
Valerie Kluga Nov 23 2020 12:00 AM
I am so so sorry and shocked to hear of Christinas passing. She was recently a frequent visitor to our home for physical therapy sessions for my husband, who has Parkinsons. She was VERY good at her job. We enjoyed her stories about her family and gardening. Rest in peace Christina.
Jan & Jack Briner Nov 14 2020 12:00 AM
She will be dearly missed by her coworkers and home health patients! God Bless you all. Her memory & kindness will live on through each one of you.
Ohio Living Home Health Nurse
Cindy Dianne Rhubright Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM
Jim, LuAnn, Val and family.
We extend our deepest sympathies to you all. It was always enjoyable running into Tina and Val, they were always together, and chatting and laughing.
Can't imagine how difficult this is for you all. Although we can't be there in person due to covid and Ray's health,our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ray and Dar Walter
Dar Walter Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM
We so enjoyed seeing Tina with Val at many of the Trine basketball games but the best memory was seeing her come and cheer our son at his game... such an effort that was sooo appreciated.. just lived her smile
Pat Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM
Thank you Vicki we love you as well!!
Valerie Smith Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM
To Val my dear friend and family, words can not express how sad I am of the loss of Tina. I knew her well because of her closeness with Val. Where ever Val was Tina was! So we gained Tina as our friend. I also have worked with Tina and she was always so caring, calm and willing to help out. What sums it up is Tina was a kind soul. When I think of her a smile comes across my face as I remember the worker, sister,daughter and friend she was. She will be missed by all. Love you Val, Vicki
Vicki Kuehn Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM
I had the best time when Tina and Val invited me to bowl on their team. We werent always the best bowlers, but boy did we have a lot of fun and laughs. My heart is breaking for the loss of Tina- may you have peace and love in the fathers arms. God bless.
Deb and John Chaney Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM
Dear LuAnn and Jim, Val and Jason,
I am so, so sorry to learn of Tina's passing. It is unspeakable to lose a daughter or sister at any age, but certainly not at 48. She left you and her patient's with memories of a kind, caring, giving, encouraging woman and cheerleader. Please know that you are all in my prayers. Warmly, Sally Mettler (Tucson)
Sally Mettler Nov 9 2020 12:00 AM