Patricia “Patti” Ann (Straughn) Smith

January 1, 1933 - February 7, 2022

01/01/1933 - 02/07/2022

Patricia “Patti” Ann (Straughn) Smith, 89, of Benwood, WV, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.

She was born New Year’s Day, 1933 in McMechen WV, daughter of the late Richard and Sara Ellen (Porter) Straughn.

Patricia graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy, in 1951, and was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, where she worked as a priest’s assistant, starting with her friend, Father Ron.

She loved many things in her lifetime including: bingo, pinochle, clowns, Benwood, Post Office memorabilia (as a nod to her Postmaster husband, Jim), Norman Rockwell, Picasso, painting ceramics, Coleman’s fish and her eyes lit up at the mention of ice cream.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jim” W. Smith Jr., son, Kevin Patrick Smith, infant son, James, two brothers, Richard “Dick” Straughn and Charles “Mike” Straughn and her favorite dog, Data.

Surviving are her two children, Brenda Jo (David) Chapman of Poquoson, VA and Brian Joseph (Lisa Ann) Smith of Richmond, VT; 8 grandchildren, Alex, William, Samantha Chapman and Jennifer, Robert, Christopher, Danielle, Timothy Scanlon and two great grandchildren, Joshua Murray and Finley Scanlon and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Patricia will be interred at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with a graveside service to be held at a later date, which will be announced by her family when details are finalized.

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Kathy Sue
11 months ago

So sorry Brenda and Brian. I have great memories of being at your home when I was young and your mother was always the kindest.

11 months ago

Our sincere sympathy and condolences to your family. Remembering both of your parents.
The Skvarka family, Center Benwood

Charlene Foose Geyer
11 months ago

Brenda and Brian and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady. I remember her so fondly. Loved hanging out at your house as a kid!

MarySue Szymialis
11 months ago

Prayers to Brenda, Brian & your families. Your Mother brought smiles & laughs to many. She was a woman who was determined to get her driver’s license. I had the patience & pleasure of teaching her. She was so happy when she passed her test & got her license. I was happy & proud of her! She drove many places on her own & was so happy to do so. I remember her many visits to Larry’s & always being so happy! Rest in Peace Patricia!

Teri and Mick Kazemka
11 months ago

Brenda, Sorry for your loss. Patty was a great neighbor. Thoughts and prayers sent to all.

David Kociban
11 months ago

Brian and Brenda, sorry for your loss. So many fond memories of your mother.