Marsha Frances Smith

Born in Phillipsburg, NJ on June 30, 1946

Departed on September 12, 2019 and resided in White House, TN

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Marsha Frances Smith, 73, of White House, TN passed away Thursday September 12, 2019. Born June 30, 1946 in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Horace F. Strauss and Shirley (Rabenold) Strauss. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Peter F. Smith. Marsha was raised and educated in New Jersey, graduating from Washington High School with the class of 1964. She later moved to Florida and in 2004 she moved to White House where she could be with her family here. Marsha owned and operated Riverway Plaster Craft in Clinton, NJ and had also worked as a real estate agent. Known for her interior decorating skills, she was also accomplished at landscape design. In her spare-time she enjoyed shopping and was always interested in fashion. Marsha is survived by her children, David M. (Sioux) Smith and Laura Lee Smith; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Linda (John) Bower, Lisa (William) Gonder, and Horace Strauss; and her puppy companion Eddie. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Berean Baptist Church, 268 Marlin Rd., White House, TN from 6 PM to 7 PM with a celebration of life service at 7 PM. Burial will be in Deland Memorial Gardens, Deland, FL. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home of White House. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to High Point Hospice Gallatin, TN.

5 Comments to Marsha Frances Smith

  1. Candi Stecker Frasier
    September 16, 2019 8:37 pm

    Linda, Horace, & family, So sorry for your loss, praying for comfort and prayers for you all. I remember Marsha even though she was 2 years a head of us in school. She was a very pretty young lady in school and she continued to be a beauty as she grew older. Again I offer my condolences to all of you.

  2. lorine besso
    September 18, 2019 3:13 am

    You will be missed greatly by your children ,grandchildren and great grandchildren .
    I so sorry for your loss Laura and David.
    Love , lorine and steve besso

  3. Dee Carey
    September 18, 2019 1:20 pm

    My deepest sympathy & condolences to you & your family. Beautiful, strong woman, keep her memory alive.

  4. Linda Turner Rogers
    September 20, 2019 4:54 pm

    Be still my heart. Marsha and i were great friends in Washington High and long after school. I lost touch when she moved. I wish i coildve known where she was as i really missed her very much. I loved her spirit and laughter. Thank you for posting. Till we meet again Marsha i will always love you my good friend. Linda Turner Rogers.🌹

  5. LILIAN MAUPAI EAST
    October 26, 2019 9:47 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. We graduated together and she was always lovely to me. Since I was only at WHS for two years ( came in my junior year) Marsha was very welcoming to me. I know you will miss her, Linda but the Lord will watch over her and He will comfort you and her entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. With love and prayers, Lilian East

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