Obituary for Helen Slone Smith

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Helen Slone Smith

June 1, 1923 - November 17, 2019

Helen Slone (Fritts) Smith, age 96 passed away peacefully on November 17, 2019 at Whetstone Care Center in Columbus, OH.  Helen was born to the late John Andrew and Eula Slone in Ashland, KY on June 1, 1923 and resided there for most of her life.  Later in life she moved to Quincy, IL then Columbus, OH to be closer to her sons and grandchildren.

Helen completed her degree in Medical Records in September of 1973 and served as the Director of Medical Records at Kings Daughters Hospital.  She was also honored as a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Lion’s Club.  She loved entertaining and planning gatherings with friends and taking trips to the beach, most notably, Sanibel Island, FL.

Her greatest treasure was her two sons and daughters-in-law, three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  She never missed a chance to brag about them to anyone who would listen.  She endearingly called her two granddaughters “Babydoll” and her grandson “Prince Charming.”  She was also blessed to have eight great-grandchildren who brought much joy to her later years.  Helen is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law; Ronald and Cindy Fritts of Valrico, FL and Donald and Karen Fritts of Columbus, OH.  She is also survived by three grandchildren; Nichole (Dwight Tell) Fritts of Madison, WI, Nathan (Brianne) Fritts of Henderson, NV, and Sara (Thad) Franz of Cedarville, OH, along with eight great-grandchildren: Leani, Tanner, Camden, Parker, Taryn, Tait, Teagan and Tylar.  Along with her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clayton Smith; brothers, Jack Slone, Wade Slone, Donald Slone, and Fred Slone; and sisters, Elloise Keith and Ruth Spatig.

A small family memorial service will take place at Sanibel Island, FL to honor Helen’s wish to return to the beach one last time.

Andrea Slone posted on December 5, 2019

So many fond childhood memories of Aunt Helen. Her world revolved around her boys ...... until grandchildren came along! You took good care of her keeping her close during her last years and she knew she was blessed.


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