Valerie Lynn Smith, age 65 of Dayton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Sycamore Hospital Medical Center. She was born on April 11, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Franklin A. & Mary C. (McCann) Wheeler.
Valerie was a retired employee of the Dayton Public Schools with over 30 years of service.
She is survived by her longtime partner of 24 years Harold Osborn, his sons Robert & Michael Osborn, and grandchildren Jay Wright, Cheyenne, Tiffany, Marcus & Nava Osborn, her brother James Wheeler, 2 sisters Cheryl Brewer & Bonnie Owens, 2 nieces Shana (Wheeler) Richards & Kara Ann Wheeler, nephew Chris Brewer, and by 2 great nephews Grant & Evan Richards, as well as other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by Harold’s son James M. Osborn.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020 at the Swart Funeral Home, West Carrollton with Rev. Dr. Joel Getts officiating. Burial Miami Valley Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (2 hours prior to service) at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Boys & Girls Club of America, 1828 W. Stewart St., Dayton, Ohio 45417 in Valerie’s memory.
Please share memories and condolences at www.swartfuneralhome.com. Expressions of Sympathy, Love, and Thinking of You cards may be sent to The Family of Mrs. Valerie L. Smith, C/O Swart Funeral Home, 207 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton, Ohio 45449.
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