Kathryn Smithberger

Kathryn "Katy" Smithberger (Armstrong)

Saturday, March 19th, 1927 - Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Kathryn A. Smithberger of Lowell, Ohio, age 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 29th 2020. Katy was born March 19, 1927 to Harley E. and Ruth (Decker) Armstrong.

She is survived by her son, Jeffrey Smithberger and daughter, Kathy Wagner; five grandchildren, Mitchell (Emily) Wagner, Ryan Smithberger, Maridith Wagner, Lyndsi Smithberger and Kellyn (Zach) Leverett; 11 great grandchildren Parker and Colin Smithberger, Ava, Alexander, Madeline, Logan and Declan Wagner, Audrey and Sophia Leverett, and Kaylor and Gavin Offenberger.

She was a friend to all she met and colored this world in her favorite color turquoise. She enjoyed playing bridge with many of her friends and in her younger years loved to travel the world. She prided herself on retiring at age 90 after serving 20 years as the Sigma Kappa house mother of Marietta College.

A private ceremony will be observed at this time and a celebration of life in honor of Katy will be held at a later date.
Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve Katy’s family and offers online condolences and many other resources by visiting their website, In lieu of flowers, Katy wishes you to donate to the Sigma Kappa Foundation of Marietta College, 231 4th Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.

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Service Details

  • Graveside Services

    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 |
    Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
    Mound Cemetery
    404 Fifth Street
    MARIETTA, OH 45750
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Rev. Steven M. Mahaffey
  • Interment

    Mound Cemetery
    Fifth St.
    Marietta, OH 45750
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Marc Theisen

Posted at 03:58pm
Sad day to see that Katie has left us. Living down the street as a boy, Katie was a fixture in my life. All of the fun times as she was always the life of the party. And was turquoise ever her color...Even in her later years when I would come to visit, she still had that spark and vigor. So sorry for Jeff, Kathy and the extended family.

Posted at 09:08am


Tom Brown

Posted at 03:41pm
Kathy and Jeff, So very sorry to learn of Katy's passing. A great lady! I'll never forget buying a pair of Allen-Edmonds shoes from her at First Settlement. She could make even that an occasion. Sympathetic thoughts are with you.

Tom Brown

Karen Yonaley

Posted at 11:43am
Kathy, I was so sorry to read of your mother's passing. I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Wishing you comfort, Karen Yonaley

Joyce Williams

Posted at 11:32am
Beautiful amazing lady, I was privileged to have worked with Katy many years ago and to know her. She was a kind and generous person. My heartfelt love to Kathy, Jeff and grandchildren, may your many cherished memories sustain you at this time.

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