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Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Smith, Columbus

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Mary Elizabeth Smith, 16, of South Hillview Way, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012.

A junior at Columbus East High School, she played guitar and loved playing on her phone. She especially loved her family and friends and her dog, Nala.

Funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Calling will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service Sunday. Burial will be at Mount Healthy Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Elizabeth Smith Memorial Fund through the funeral home.

Born in Bloomington May 16, 1996, Mary Elizabeth was the daughter of Michael "Chad" Smith and Alissa "Crystal" Redford Smith.

Survivors include her parents; sisters, Amanda and Emily; grandparents, Loneta and Jerry Redford, Frank and Peggy Smith and Mary Hatton; nephews, Jace and Leighton; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Jerry Hatton, and a cousin, Kayleigh Dawn Smith.

You may view her video tribute after 2 p.m. Saturday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet at

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