Official Obituary of

LaFern V. Smith

November 27, 2022

LaFern Smith Obituary

SMITH, LaFern V.

Age 96, of Arcanum, passed away at her home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022 following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester & Anna Wagner;  by her husband, Charles Smith, Jr.; son, Charles Smith, III; granddaughter, Christina Ritz; brother, Lester Wagner, Jr.; sister, Jackie Anthony. LaFern is survived by her children, Sherrie Ritz, Brad Smith & Ned Smith; grandchildren, John, Chandra, Cara, Jade, Mike & Sandra; 16 great-grandchildren & 18 great-great-grandchildren along with numerous other relatives and friends. A private celebration of life service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. In lieu of flowers, please donate to DayCity Hospice, 7601 Paragon Rd. Suites 201 & 203, Dayton, OH 45459. Condolences may be sent by going online to

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