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Stephany J. Smith

July 8, 1938 July 7, 2018
Stephany J. Smith
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Stephany J. ‘Stevie’ Smith, age 79, of Merrill, passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton.

Stephany was born July 8, 1938, in Merrill, daughter of the late John E. and Janet Smith. Stephany graduated from Merrill Senior High School in 1956. She then attended Carroll College in Waukesha, Lincoln County Teachers College in Merrill, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in teaching. Stephany had taught at Jackson Elementary School in Green Bay. During the summer, Stephany would spend time in Woodruff, Wisconsin working as a counselor at various summer camps. In her younger years, Stephany enjoyed downhill skiing. She also enjoyed reading and music. Stephany resided at Bell Tower Residence, Merrill, since 1999, where she enjoyed leading discussions on current events.

Stephany is survived by a cousin, Pamela Fritz, Walnut, Illinois; and close friends, Kimmie Miller, Judy Miller, and Phyllis Presl. Stephany is preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Janet Smith, her sister, Roberta Adamski, and her brother John ‘Jack’ Smith.
Per Stephany’s wishes, there will be no services. Burial of her cremated remains will take place at a later date in Gleason Cemetery, Town of Russell, Lincoln County. The Taylor-Stine Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Merrill, is assisting the family.

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