Juanita Mae Stewart Smith, 83, a resident of Elkins, passed from this life early Saturday morning, March 15, 2014, at home surrounded by family.
Juanita was born Monday, Dec. 15, 1930, in Elkins, a daughter of the late Sampson R. Stewart and Edna Mary Isner Stewart.
On April 30, 1949, in Elkins, she married Owen William Smith, who preceded her in death in 1999.
Left to cherish Juanita's memory are six children, Patricia June Haney and husband, Mitchell, of Elkins, Thomas Smith and wife, Nancy, of Frenchville, Pa., Clem E. Stewart Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Timbersville, Va., Joseph Stewart and former wife, Kathy Zirkle, of Huttonsville, Linda Kesner and husband, Ricky, of Maysville and Barbara Stewart, of Fairmont; six grandchildren, Matthew Smith and wife, Melissa, Jason Smith and companion, Michelle Hammonds, Clem E. Stewart III, Travis Stewart and wife, Jamerrill, Kevin Stewart and Michael Stewart and wife, Kayla; 19 great grandchildren, Trevor and Devon Hammonds, Kyleigh Smith and Kaila Channell, Ryan, Zack, Bobby, Maya, Reese, Lia, Quinton, Jadin, Zion, Naomi, Garbriel, Liam, Amelia, Natalia and Logan Stewart.
Preceding Juanita in death besides her parents and husband was one brother, Clem Stewart; and one sister, Betty Stewart.
Juanita attended the schools of Randolph County and had worked as a nurses aide at Memorial General Hospital in Elkins.
She thoroughly enjoyed painting and artwork. Juanita was an avid reader.
Visitation will be held at the Refuge Church on Stalnaker Run Road in Gilman today from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the church on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. Pastors Kevin and Connie Gainer will officiate and interment will follow at Elkins Memorial Gardens in Gilman.
Memorial contributions can be mailed in Juanita's memory to the Refuge Church Rt 1 Box 8B Kerens, WV 26276.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Juanita Mae Stewart Smith.
Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.