TITUSVILLE - Nancy Lou Smith, 73, formerly of Austintown, passed away Thursday at Country Acres Personal Care Home in Titusville, PA.
Nancy was born October 27, 1946 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Louis and Agnes “Nancy” (Crosbie) Eckert.
Nancy received a Masters Degree in English from Youngstown State University. She taught high school English Literature for 20 years, as well as Reading and Study Skills at Youngstown State University. She was a member of the Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church and participated in weekly Bible study groups which became a very important part of her life. Nancy enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, and her friends, reading her many books, and painting.
Nancy, who was affectionately known as "Beach Grandma" is survived by a daughter, Kristen (Mike) Reynolds of PA; a son, Todd (Cynthia) Smith of PA; two brothers, Lawrence (Cathy) Eckert of Louisville, KY and James (Laura) Eckert of Toledo, OH; seven grandchildren, Eric, Alex, Adam, and Noah Reynolds, Tayah, Teegan, and Tessa Smith; as well as three step grandchildren, Conner, Casey and Blaine.
She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Harry E. Smith, whom she married in 1971, passed away in 1985.
A Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 at 12 PM at Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
Family and friends may call Monday from 11 AM to 12 PM at the church.
In lieu of flowers material tributes may take the form of donations to Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church 2432 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown, Ohio 44515 or Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Boardman, Ohio 44512.
Professional Arrangements are being handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
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