Patricia Smith

April 6, 1941 - January 30, 2020
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Patricia Louise (Caldwell) Smith spent more than 78 years making this world a better place. She died Thursday evening January 30, 2020, in one of her favorite places, her home, surrounded by family.

Pat was born April 6, 1941 in Strawpump, Pennsylvania to the late Mildred and Paul Caldwell. She was #5 in what would …

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Patricia Louise (Caldwell) Smith spent more than 78 years making this world a better place. She died Thursday evening January 30, 2020, in one of her favorite places, her home, surrounded by family.

Pat was born April 6, 1941 in Strawpump, Pennsylvania to the late Mildred and Paul Caldwell. She was #5 in what would eventually become a clan of a dozen children.

A graduate of Norwin High School, she moved to Ohio with her husband, Myles Benadum, and started her own family. After he passed, Patty met the love of her life, Ellsworth (Smitty) Smith, while working at McKnight Trucks in New Philadelphia. They were married at Lake Mohawk in 1988 and created a home of love and fun at their little blue house in Tuscarawas. They had many great adventures together before Smitty died in 1993.

After retirement, Pat spent her days as a grandma helper at Indian Valley schools. She volunteered at the coffee shop at Trinity Hospital and at St. James Lutheran Church, spent countless hours at the Tusky Library and became a member of Zeisberger Trail and Parks.

Patty loved working in her yard, feeding the birds, doing crosswords, completing jigsaw puzzles and rooting for her Pittsburgh Steelers.

She will be sadly missed by many friends as well as those who called her Sister: George (deceased) and Shirley Caldwell, Pauline Klingensmith, Ken Caldwell (deceased) and Phyllis Caldwell, John and Eary Caldwell (both deceased), Roy and Helen Caldwell, Larry and Dorothy Caldwell, Dolly and Bruce Kelly, Dave Caldwell, Marion Parker, Cindy Caldwell and Brian Caldwell.

Those who called her Mom: Terry Glidden and husband Adam Staller (Akron), Gary Benadum (Dennison), Bob Smith and fiancée Carolee Henderson (Massillon) and Cheryl Pratt (South Carolina).

Those who called her P-Patty or Grammy: Vincent, Ashley, Alexander, Danielle, Xandrakkan, Xenica, Dante, Orion, Amadeus, Ellsworth, Israel, Philip and Robert (Jen) Pratt.

And those who called her Great-Grandma: Arihanna, Journie, Damon, Brice, Brehnan, Perrin and Phillip.

Pat loved life and loved her friends. She had a smile for everyone and was always willing to help. She loved her town and the people in it. Patty was small but mighty and set an example for many through her strength and perseverance.

Visitation will be held Sunday February 2, 2020 from 1-4 PM at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor Jeremy Hollingshead will lead a service celebrating her life on Monday February 3, 2020 at 11 AM at the St. James Lutheran Church in Tuscarawas with inurnment at the St. James Cemetery to follow. A luncheon will be served at the church social hall following committal.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat’s name to the Tuscarawas Branch Library, 209 S Main Ave, Tuscarawas, Ohio 44682, Zeisberger Trail and Parks c/o Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition,47 West Exchange Street, Akron, Ohio 44308 or Community Hospice 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.


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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory


116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, February 3, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

St. James Lutheran Church


215 Church Street, TUSCARAWAS, OH, 44682

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, February 3, 2020

St. James Lutheran Church Cemetery


215 Church Street, TUSCARAWAS, OH, 44682

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Reception Information

Date: Monday, February 3, 2020

St. James Lutheran Church


215 Church Street, TUSCARAWAS, OH, 44682

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A luncheon will be served at the church social hall following committal.

Donation Information

Tuscarawas Branch Library

209 S. Main Ave.
Tuscarawas, OH 44682

Zeisberger Trail and Parks

c/o Ohio and Erie Canalway Coalition
47 West Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44308

Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: April 6, 1941
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Carolyn Miller posted on 2/4/20

Pat’s wonderful smile and fun personality made her a friend to all; condolences to Terry & Gary, and all Pat’s family.


Janet Mcconnel posted on 2/3/20

My deepest sympathy. I am very sad to hear about Patty's passing. May she rest in peace with our dear Lord. She will be missed! She was such a sweet lady. We can all strive to be more like her.


Kathleen Jones posted on 2/3/20

So sorry for your loss! Patty was one of the nicest people I ever met! She will be missed by everyone who ever knew her. RIP Patty!


Michelle McMorrow Ramsell posted on 2/2/20

As the Director of the Tuscarawas County Public Library System, I knew Patty as a kind-hearted and caring person and a hardworking volunteer in her community and in our Tuscarawas Branch Library. She welcomed me when I became Director, made a point to introduce me to other Friends of the Tusky Library, and always greeted me with open arms when I visited the branch. She had a way of making you feel at home, which she last did for me in December when she greeted me with open arms when I attended a retirement party at the Branch. I am so glad I go to talk with her that evening. Patty worked as a regular volunteer for many of our Branch Supervisors, she served as our Friends of the Tusky Library President, and also served a vital role on our library system’s last two levy campaigns. My heart goes out to her family and friends. The community has lost a great lady.


Mark Barnes posted on 2/2/20

Terry, I’m really sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My prayers are with you and your entire family. Mark


Terry L Glidden posted on 2/2/20

Today will be a very sad day for a great many people. Let’s try to focus on all of the joy and happiness she brought to each one of us. Thank you all for your love and support.


Sherry Jones posted on 2/1/20

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless You All!


Nancy & Matt Kovack posted on 2/1/20

Dear Terry, Adam, Vince and the all of Patty’s family — Your mom / grandmother was a wonderful, happy person. My heart is heavy with her passing and the significant loss you are experiencing, but I will be forever thankful for her positive influence that continues to radiates through each of you. May the love of family and friends give you both strength and comfort during these difficult days. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.


Vince Glidden posted on 2/1/20

Grammy was the best grandma anyone could ask for. Tough yet fair, she was always loving and helped me to understand the value of the simpler things in life. Even thought I’ll miss her sharp whit and yearly yard sales, her influence in my life and the time we spent together made sure I’ll never forget my Caldwell roots.


Theresa Norman posted on 2/1/20

Such an all around lovely lady! We had some good yard sales! She sure loved having them & coming over to mine! A better neighbor or friend, I've never known. 20 years of collecting & trading trinkets. I'm going to miss this super special lady, her smile, her young at heart, happy attitude & just everything that made her who she was. God bless everyone she has left behind, may all she was to each of you, bring comfort now. I love you, Miss Pat.???


Darla Carlisle posted on 1/31/20

My most sincere condolences to Terry and all the family. Your mom was always so friendly and caring. This world is a much better place because she was in it and made such a positive impact on so many of us! I am saddened that I will not see her bright smile during chance meetings while out and about in the community. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. May you be comforted by the many wonderful memories you shared and the knowledge that she will always be with you.


Hauck posted on 1/31/20

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother/Grandmother. Terry and Vince, you are in our prayers. ?? Our Condolences, Kathy and Bill Hauck


Lori Parker posted on 1/31/20

I met this amazing lady while at Pats Porch. Loved by everyone there and such a sweetheart to my mom. I only wish they could of been friends forever. God has gained a very special angel! Rest In Peace Patty! Sending prayers to the family!


Teresa Sanders posted on 1/31/20

Patty Patty was what I always called her she was always there for my daughter an family when they lived next door. She was one of the sweetest Lady 's I know we had so many fun times she will be miss by many RIP my dear friend til we met again!!


Kelly Bowe posted on 1/31/20

I am so so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and will be missed by so many I am a former Volunteer Coordinator at Trinity Hospital Twin City.


Linda Sica posted on 1/31/20

Patty was a very special lady ??


Jennifer Mann posted on 1/31/20

Such sad news. Patty was a special lady who was always ready to cheerfully help where needed. I'll especially miss her visits to village hall and working together at Tusky Days Festival. Prayers for her family.


Matt and Cindy Ritenour posted on 1/31/20

Patty always had a smile on her face and was such a sweet lady. She will be missed at the Tusky Festival where she helped out every year. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Condolences to all her family.


Kathy Wright posted on 1/31/20

I knew Pat through the Tuscarawas Library. She was a sweet lady and always had time for a nice talk. Our little town will miss Pat. Condolences to Pat’s family and friends.


Karen Schumacher posted on 1/31/20

All Patty"s "friends of the library" will miss their president and her cheery smile that was always in place.


Bill and Bonnie Frohnapfel posted on 1/31/20

Prayers for Pats family and friends. We got to know Pat by our son and Gary in the Boy Scouts and baseball together. then she went to St. James Church with us too! God be with all of those knew her!


Lynn Reichman posted on 1/31/20

So sorry to hear this. Prayers to all.