Gladys Smith

Obituary of Gladys Victoria Smith

Gladys V. Smith, age 91 of Murfreesboro TN passed away peacefully at home Friday, December 31, 2021. Born February 17, 1930 in Herkimer, New York daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Kusienski Zelasko. Preceded in death by her husband of 71 years Joseph N. Smith, son William J. Smith and daughter Marjorie M. Smith, brother Fred Zelasko and sister Irene Kearns. Survived by son David L. (Valeria) Smith of Mt Juliet, TN, son Douglas M. (Edith) Smith of Murfreesboro, TN, daughter Amy L (Doug) Kurak of Denver, CO and son Joseph N. Smith, Jr. of Liberty Lake, WA. Grandchildren Dawn McGrath, Marshall Smith, Nick Murphy, Ben Smith, Ethan Smith and 7 great grandchildren, brother Jim Zelasko of Buffalo, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. Gladys was a loving wife and mother admired by everyone she met for her big heart, warm accepting smile and wonderful sense of humor. After raising her family she worked for HCA as a recreational therapist and for the IRS Nashville office before retiring to Mesa, Arizona. She attended St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Murfreesboro and enjoyed the Art Club at Saint Clair Senior Center. Funeral arrangements by Murfreesboro Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life at a later date.
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