Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marylin “Bozo” Betty Smotherman (Stone), decided to leave this world on April 2nd. She missed her cherished daughter, Vickie “Sammie” and her cantankerous husband Melvin “Smuzz” Smotherman.
Marilyn passed away at home with her loving daughter by her side. She is survived by her girls; Veda "Slim" (Scott) Nerowski, Vanda "Boo Boo" Stauffer and Velvet "Ducky" (Scott) Baker; her grandchildren, Melissa (Adam), Rachal, Aislynn (James), Clint, Susannah, Chad, Brendon (Ellena), Justin and Carl; great-grandchildren, Roy, Austin, Athena, Madalyne (Meshach), Lucas, Jamison, James, Hannah, Victoria, Evelyn, Mila, and Bennett. And her precious companion, Gracie. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Our mom had a great sense of humor. There are few women who are ok being called Bozo but it was our Dad’s nickname for her and she proudly drove all over town with her vanity plate “BOZOIAM”. She enjoyed the theater, reading, painting, doing jigsaw puzzles, beading and many other things. She was an artist, she made jewelry, our Halloween costumes and the best devil’s food cake ever.
Our mom was strong and independent. She fought for years to ensure her first born had every opportunity available. and was forever grateful when JFK passed into law free public education for children with disabilities. She always had her tool box at the ready and would fix whatever needed fixing.
Our mom was kind and generous. She was a wonderful mother who always kept her dignity even in the hardest of times. We were so lucky to have her. It gives us comfort knowing our Mom will be greeted with open arms by our Dad, Sister and Uncle Dale. Give them hugs and kisses for us.
Visitation will be Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 4 - 8 P.M. at the Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH. The Funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday, April, 7th at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at Toledo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Special Olympics of North West Ohio. Online memorials may be offered to the family at: www.reebfuneralhome.com.