Mary Margaret “Peggy” Smith

May 2, 1938 - December 26, 2020
Mary Margaret “Peggy” Smith

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Mary Margaret “Peggy” Frey Smith passed away on December 26, 2020 at home.

She was born on May 2, 1938, in Grafton, W.Va. to Laurel C. and Ilene Donovan Frey. She lived in Sebring and Alliance Ohio, Mannington, W.Va., Cambridge, OH, and Santurce, Puerto Rico before moving to East Liverpool, OH where she graduated from East Liverpool High School in 1956. She attended Ohio Valley School of Nursing and Bethany College before marrying her high school sweetheart, Wilson A. Smith on August 23, 1957 and spending the rest of her life in St. Clair Township. Mary Margaret enjoyed traveling with her husband in their RV and seeing most of this beautiful country before settling in Avon Park, FL to spend the winter months.

Along with her husband, she is survived by her three children: Suellen Hickman, Tracy (Larry) Rudibaugh, and Scott (Missy) Smith, all of East Liverpool; seven grandchildren: Donovan (Dawn) Hickman, Eric (Dawn) Hickman, Kira Dunn, Brian (Tiffany) Rudibaugh, Jenny (Tim) Pancake, Lance (Alicia) Smith, and Cassie Smith. She also leaves behind 13 great-grandchildren: Kristian Lantz, Peyton and Cael Dunn, Braxton and Britton Hickman, Taylor, Annesley, and Samantha Hickman, Addison and Grady Rudibaugh, Kyla and Brody Pancake, and Luca Smith; her brother, Laurel (Barb) Frey and 39 nieces and nephews, all whom she loved dearly.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Annetta Frey Edwards.

In compliance with Ohio State Regulations and in connection to the COVID-19 public health crisis, visitation with masks and social distancing will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at the CARE Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel (formerly known as Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home) in Calcutta. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Larry Rose of Northside Church officiating. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Akeso Home Health, 3000 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44505 or Northside Church, 702 Orchard Grove, East Liverpool, OH 43920.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020
11:00 AM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Columbiana County Memorial Park Cemetery - Directions
Irish Ridge Road
East Liverpool, Ohio 43920


Tuesday, December 29, 2020
6:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists – Martin Chapel - Directions
15872 St. Clair Ave
East Liverpool, OH 43920

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  • December 29, 2020
    Geoff and Kate Gollings, Canada says:
    From Myrtle Beach to Avon Park it was always a joy to meet up with you both. Mary-Margaret was a lovely lady and we were blessed to have her touch our lives. We wish you Wilson, and your family peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • January 02, 2021
    Ginette Chasse Seguin & Richard Seguin says:
    Dear Wilson, we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Margaret. We will have fond memories of her smile and frienship, when we met her at Adelaide Shores RV Resort (Lot 321) . Our deepest condolences to you and the whole family.

  • December 31, 2020
    Alvin Palmer Sr Family says:
    Scott, We are so sorry for you and your families loss. Your mother was a very sweet,caring and loving woman. God be with the entire Smith family.

  • December 30, 2020
    Clark and Kathy Birch says:
    Dear Wilson, Suellen, Tracy, Scott and Grandchildren. We were so saddened to learn of Mary Margaret's passing. She was such a sweet and gracious neighbor and friend. We know that if it is hard for us to believe that she is gone, we can only imagine how hard it must be for you. Just know that you are in our prayers.

  • December 29, 2020
    Karen Trotter says:
    So sorry for your loss, Mary Margaret was a special lady. Karen, Amy, Kyle, Ashley Trotter