Mary Jane Smith Monday, January 8, 1951 - Sunday, July 2, 2017

ZANESVILLE Mary Jane Smith, 66 of Zanesville, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2017. She was born January 8, 1951 in Lima, OH to the late Richard and Mary Katherine Point Redmond. She dedicated her life to education. She was a graduate of Ohio University and Ashland University, where she graduated Cum Laude. Jane was a guidance counselor for Franklin Local Schools, Zanesville City Schools, West Muskingum Schools and retired from Groveport Madison. She was the past president of OSCA (Ohio School Counselors Association). She was a master gardener and loved to travel and take cruises. Jane was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband Michael Smith; a son Brad Taylor Smith; a godson John Paul Marshall; a brother Darrell (Shirley) Redmond; a sister Sandy (Don) Lauf; three nephews: Brian, Trent and Chad; special friends: Bill (Cathy) Renaud, Dr. Pat Renaud, Al and Carolyn Dean, Jim (Carolyn) Saunders and Tina Strauss. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her mother and father in law I.W. and Gloria Smith and a niece Mindy Lauf. No calling hours will be observed. An inurnment will take place at Zanesville Memorial Park at a later date. THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE, has the distinct honor of serving the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701 or the National MS Society, PO Box 4527, New York, NY 10163. To send a note of condolence to the family visit, like us on Facebook, or call our caring staff at 740-450-8000.

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Mike:   We read the paper and when your name was listed in the obituary I immediately thought it was the Mike we remember.   To be sure I sent a text to Josh, since he is a dear friend also, and he informed me I was right.   We are so sorry Mike, we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.  At a time like this I ask "why"?  when someone is so young, but as we know it is not our choice and we have to believe there is only one that knows the answer.    God Bless you and your family.     Love Rufe and Patty


Mike & Brad

We are saddened to hear about Jane's passing. We hope & pray that you will  have strength during this time of loss. We will always cherish the memories of our times we shared at Falls Twp Fire Dept.

Dear Mike and Brad,

My heart aches today as I just read of Jane's passing.  I know that it has been a long journey for all of you and I feel sure that she appreciated your care and love.   I will remember our fun at the beach on vacations.  She was very special. Take care of yourselves now to honor her.   Sincerely, Tina Wickline

I am so sorry for your loss of Jane. I had the good fortune to work with her at Roseville Middle School. In my 31 years as an educator she was by far the best guidance counsleor I knew or worked with.She truly cared about the kids and they knew it.