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Obituary: Oneita E. Smith, Columbus

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Oneita E. Smith, 92, of Columbus, IN, died Thursday, February 6, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

Mrs. Smith was born July 30, 1921, in Bloomingburg, OH, the daughter of the late William and Clarice Pettiford Brewer. She married Marion D. Smith May 24, 1940, in Carrollton, KY. He preceded her in death on May 4, 1995.

Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and an accountant for her husband at Smith Janitorial Service. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Calling hours will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, with David Bilton officiating.

Private inurnment will be at Garland Brook Cemetery on Friday, February 28, 2014.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Hathaway-Myers Chapel and The Columbus Crematory.

Online condolences may be sent to the Smith family at

Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, David L. (Cheryl) and Stephen D. (Karen) Smith, both of Columbus, IN; two daughters, Judith A. Smith of Los Angeles, CA, and Mikki M. (David) Bilton of Phoenix, AZ; a sister, Theola Hunter of Columbus, IN; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and husband of 55 years, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Gary R. Smith, three brothers and four sisters.

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