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Demetrea “Jenny” Smith

Demetrea “Jenny” (nee Sekeres) Smith, of Chardon, passed away Nov. 5, 2013, at Blossom Hill Care Center in Huntsburg Township. She was 88.

Born Nov. 28, 1924, to the late Thomas Spaliatsos and Theresa (nee Sekeres), she had been a longtime area resident.

Demetrea was the beloved wife of Oscar Wayne; beloved mother of David (Mary Beth), Clifford (Deborah), Robert (Diane) and Diana Minor; beloved stepmother of Butch (Jeanne); grandmother of Sarah Welsh, Kristin Collette, Kelly Gibas, Vanessa Smith, Tiffany Smith, Rachel Minor and Michael Minor; great-grandmother of Carmen, Riley Teagan and Steven; sister of Eugenia George, Helen Smith, Charles Spaliatsos (deceased), Christina Horvath, Catherine Gates (deceased) and Barbara T. Paul; aunt and great aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Demetrea served in the Woman’s Army Corps as an Aerial Photographer from 1944-1946. She was active in her community, helping to plan dances and 4th of July celebrations at the clubhouse in Lake Aquilla.

Demetrea enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and embroidering; her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Nov 13 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 2187 W. 14th St., Cleveland.

Burial will follow at St. Theodosisus Orthodox Cathedral Cemetery, 8200 Biddulph Road, Brooklyn, Ohio.

Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Burr Funeral Home, 116 South St., Chardon, with a Trisagion service at 7 p.m.

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