Vicki L. (Russell) Smith

Born: Tue., Aug. 22, 1944
Died: Fri., Feb. 1, 2019

Memorial Service

1:00 PM Sat., Feb. 09, 2019
Location: Rossi Family Funeral Home, Inc.

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Vicki L. (Russell) Smith passed away on February 1, 2019 at

Mercy Medical Center in Canton after an extended illness. She was born on August 22, 1944 to the late Rex and Katherine (Hoffman) Russell in Alliance, and lived in Canton for most of her life.

Vicki worked for Canton City Schools, was a travel consultant, enjoyed golf, traveling and her being with her family. She was active in The Canton Woman’s Club, College Club, Kent State University Alumni Association and other civic activities.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law William Wyss, Sr.

Survivors include her sisters Adrienne Wyss, Mary (Scott) Cline, Marie (David) Yarian; nephews William (Lora) Wyss, Matthew and Phillip Yarian; nieces Bekki and Sarah Wyss; as well as many cousins.

A Memorial Service is planned at the Rossi Family Funeral Home in Canton on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 1 p.m. A Celebration of Life is planned at the Canton Woman’s Club on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the Canton Woman’s Club, Mercy Hospice or the American Cancer Society.


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Gabrail Cancer Center
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
We were very saddened to hear about Vicki's passing away. She was always so caring and we know she'll be greatly missed by everyone. Just know you and your family are in our paryers.

Marilyn Lauby
   Posted Wed February 06, 2019
Was so very sad to hear that another one of our Marlington 1962 classmates has passed. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends. I know she will be terribly missed! May the Lord give you an extra measure of comfort and strength as you go through this difficult time now and in the days ahead!

Sympathy and prayers,

Marilyn Stauffer Lauby

Marlington class of 1962

Barry Benedict
   Posted Thu February 07, 2019
Marie, Phil and family: condolences from Barry Benedict

Sandra Menegay
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
My heart aches for all of Vicki’s family. She loved you all so much and was such a proud Aunt. She will be equally missed by all who knew and loved her. May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

I will be out of town on Saturday but my thoughts and prayers will be with you all as you celebrate Vicki’s amazing life.

Sandy “Dourm “ Menegay a friend since 2nd grade.

Sue Mays-Parks
   Posted Fri February 08, 2019
Vicki was such a nice, fun loving person on our golf league. We were honored to have her as part of our Sanctuary Tuesday morning golf group. She will certainly be missed.

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