HAMPSTEAD — Lori Ann Smith, 55, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016.
She was born on Jan. 22, 1961, in Cambridge, Ohio. The daughter of the late Walter H. and Kathleen B. Sanders of Akron, Ohio.
Lori is survived by her husband, Dave Smith; son, Gene C. Smith of San Diego, Calif.; siblings, Vickie L. Sanders of Akron, Ohio, Megan S. Fleener of Akron, Ohio, Kevin E. Sanders of Akron, Ohio, Eddie Potts of Senecaville, Ohio, Cheryl Budgett of Chico, Ohio, Susan G. Saintenoy of Senecaville, Ohio, Joseph Potts of Senecaville, Ohio, John C. Potts of Senecaville, Ohio, and Jason Potts of Alabama.
Together, with her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, James W. Sanders and Gary D. Sanders.
Lori was a graduate of North High School in Akron, Ohio, Class of 1979. She continued her studies at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ohio, and Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Lori was a registered nurse and worked at Akron City Hospital and St. Thomas Hospital.
Lori loved the outdoors and the company of people, she enjoyed fishing and hiking. Prior to relocating to North Carolina, she farmed in Diamond, Ohio.
The family will gather for a private farewell. A service to celebrate Lori’s life will be held at a later date in Ohio.