Norma Smith


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Norma M. Smith, 90, of Springfield, Ill., and formerly of Hamler, Ohio, died early Tuesday morning, January 22, 2013, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

Her Legacy... She was born January 30, 1922, to William and Frieda (Brandt) Baden in Hamler. On April 5, 1941, she married Erford N. Smith. Norma was a homemaker and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Pulaski, Ill. She is survived by a brother, Marvin Baden, Hamler; nieces, Patricia (Baden) Miller of Hamler and Sandra (Baden) Goeken, Oswego, Ill.; great-niece Hannah L. Goeken, Montreal Quebec, Canada; and other nieces and nephews. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Erford, on December 26, 1987; and brothers, Donald W. Baden and Dr. Kenneth W. Baden.

Her Farewell Services... Friends will be received in the Zachrich Funeral Home, 114 William St., Holgate, Ohio, on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 10 a.m. The celebration of Norma's life will begin at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Sharon Stonerock officiating. Burial will be private at the Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Ill.

Contributions can be made in Norma's memory to Vancrest Healthcare Center of Holgate or a charity of your choice. Please visit to leave online condolences.

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