Gale L (Townsend) Smith

October 23, 1947 ~ October 1, 2019 (age 71)



Age 71, of Arcanum, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 following an extended illness.

She is preceded in death by her parents, William & Marjorie Townsend; infant sister, Anne Irene Townsend, and brother, Terry Townsend.

Gale had a compassion for animals, especially her dog and beloved horse, Caesar. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Gale will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, John D. Smith; children , Rhonda (Randy) Brown, Darren Smith, Kristen (Scott) Adkins, Ty (Jenna) Smith; grandchildren, Grant Brown, Austin (Leah) Brown, Emma (Daniel) Dendler, Isaiah Smith, Noah Smith, Eliza Smith, Blaine Adkins, Callyn Adkins, Evan Smith; sister, Michelle (Paul) Roska and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services and burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Gale’s memory to State of the Heart Care, 1350 Broadway St., Greenville, OH 45331. Arrangements made in care of Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St., Arcanum, OH 45304. Email condolences and donations may be sent by going online to

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