Juanita Smith, Salem, Ohio

Gednetz-Ruzek & Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service

May 14, 2020

Ethel Juanita (Button) Smith, Salem, Ohio-obit
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SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Juanita Smith, 94 of Salem went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Juanita was born on May 28, 1925 in Alliance, Ohio the daughter of the late Brennan and Margaret (Booty) Button.

She and her husband, James, were owner/operators of the former Willow Glenn Gifts at Theron’s Country Store in Columbiana.

Earlier in her life she and her sister, Kitty, played in an all girls band called the “Roving Cowgirls” where she went by the stage name of “Lucky”. Juanita continued her love of music throughout her life singing, yodeling and attending country music concerts; she also enjoyed the outdoor and animals especially riding horses and spending time with her ducks in the yard.

Survivors includer her two children, James (Judy) Smith of Washingtonville and Daniel (Misa Guido Koch) Smith of Leetonia; a sister, Kitty Johnston of Canton; two grandchildren, Sylvie (Hayden) Zumwalt and Jessica Comolli both of California and two great-grandchildren, Grace and Alexander.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Oscar Smith, in 1984; a brother, Albert Button and a sister, Eleanor Sankey.

A private funeral service will be held with burial to take place at Locust Grove Cemetery. A public celebration service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made in Juanita’s memory to the charity of the donors choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home in Salem, Ohio 330-337-6363. Friends and family may send condolences and sign the guest register online at www.brownfhonline.com.

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A television tribute will air Sunday, May 17, at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.

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