Norma M. Smith, 95, passed away of natural causes on Sunday July 19, 2020 at her home. She was born November 15, 1924 in Ravenna, Ohio to the late John and Helen (Stanford) Lange. Born and raised in Ravenna, Norma was believed to be the first uniformed female police officer in the state of Ohio. She was a Lieutenant, serving as a probation officer in Portage County. She also volunteered with the sheriff’s office at the Portage County Horse Shows at Sunbeau Valley. Norma was known as a strong, independent woman who was as fun loving as she was practical. She enjoyed travel and visited many parts of the world. Her outgoing personality allowed her to make friends from all walks of life during her journey on this earth. She was a people person and people loved her in return. Ready to lend a willing helping hand, she always thought of others before herself. She was a loving and devoted Mother who will be deeply missed by her daughters, family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harry L. Smith and her daughter Mary L. Smith, her brothers Gorden and Glenn Lange. Survivors include her daughters Carol Thiel and Susan Smith. Calling hours will be Thursday July 30, 2020 from 6-8 PM at the Shorts Spicer Crislip Funeral Homes Ravenna Chapel (The family asks that masks be worn, social distancing be observed and refrain from hugging). Graveside services will be 11:00 Am on Friday July 31, 2020 at Maple Grove Cemetery with Pastor Dan Caruso officiating. Condolences and memories of Norma may be shared with her family at www.sscfuneralhomes.com
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