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Doris J. Adams Smithberger

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Doris J. Adams Smithberger, 88, of Belpre passed away peacefully on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Arcadia Nursing Home in Coolville, OH. She was born November 12, 1930, in Marietta a daughter of I. Dayton and Helen Perdue Sayres.

Doris was a graduate of Marietta High School in 1949 and she always enjoyed getting together with her classmates. She had worked for Home Health Care, Marietta Times, Remington Rand, Montgomery Ward and Dr. Turner. She was a member of Cutler Chapel Church.

Doris’ first husband Richard F. Adams whom she married on December 24, 1950, passed away May 25, 1964. She later married Clyde W. Smithberger who preceded her in death on December 23, 1981.

She is survived by her children: Cheryl (Charles) Warner of Marietta, Teresa Edwards (Pat Batten) of Little Hocking, Richard (Valorie) Adams of Cutler; grandchildren: Alicia Warner, Chad Warner, Erica Counts (Joe Greenwalt), Shaya (Gary) Sealey, Josh (Lauren) Edwards, Richard (Kaitlin) Adams, Adrienne (Jerrod) Branham, Abigail (Derek) Bartmess, Allison Adams (Dakotah Wells); great grandchildren: Brayden Longfellow, Colin Longfellow, Joseph Greenwalt, Jace Greenwalt, Alexandra Counts (Drew Bentley), Victoria Sealey, Gage Sealey, Caroline Adams, Richard Jeremiah Adams, Brooke Branham, Oakley Branham, Aubree Bartmess, Hudson Bartmess and great-great granddaughter Azlynn Bentley. She is also survived by her sister Elma (Darrell) George and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Doris was preceded in death by her sister Ethel Marie Sayers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday (Oct. 24) at 10:30 am at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with burial following in Gravel Bank Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8. Messages of sympathy may be made to the family at

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Doris’ name to Strecker Cancer Center, Marietta Memorial Hospital, 401 Matthew Street, Marietta.

Doris’ family would like to make a special thank-you to all of the staff of Arcadia Nursing Home for all of the kind, loving care they had given Doris .