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Mildred E. Smith

February 15, 2012
Westfield Republican

Mrs. Mildred E. Smith, 89, of Brookfield, passed away at 10:08 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in the emergency room at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

She was born March 20, 1922, in Sherman, N.Y., a daughter of the late Jessie L. and Ellen Nopper Savage.

Mildred attended school in Sherman and went on to work as a nurse aid for several hospitals in New York, Florida and Ohio. She also had spent several years working at Packard Electric in Warren and had spent the last 34 years as a homemaker.

Mrs. Smith was a member of several Baptist Churches including the First Baptist Church in Sherman and the Vienna Baptist Church. In her leisure time she enjoyed traveling, crocheting and studying her Bible.

She will be sadly missed by her son James Gravink, of Yankee Lake; stepsons, Gregory G. Gravink of Yankee Lake, Thomas Smith of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and David Smith of Warren; her stepdaughter, Sue M. Kiblen of Lake Zurich, Ill.; her brother Lee Savage Jr. and his wife Juva of Green Valley, Ariz.; and by several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her first husband, Gordon Gravink; her second husband Harvard Smith; two daughters, Carol Jean Gravink and Beverly Gale Gravink; and by her brother Herbert L. Savage.

Private visitation will be held at the Madasz Funeral Chapel in Brookfield. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery.



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