Catherine "Cathy" E. (Wells) Smith

September 2, 1955 ~ September 4, 2019 (age 64)



Smith, Catherine “Cathy” (nee Wells), 64, peacefully passed away on Wednesday,

September 4 at the Springmeade Health Center after a 2-year battle with melanoma.  She

was born September 2, 1955 in Troy, Ohio to Marjorie (Williams) Wells and the late

Richard E. Wells.  In addition to her mother, Cathy is survived by 2 daughters-Elaina

“Ellie” (Jason) Royse and Christina “Christie” Smith; 4 grandchildren-Ethan, Logan, and

Paige Royse and Ava Smith; sister Jacqueline “Jackie” Wahl; brother Dr. Charles “Chuck”

Wells (Rebecca); 3 nieces; 1 nephew; 2 aunts and several close friends.  Cathy enjoyed

playing cards especially with her euchre club, crocheting afghans and baking “to die for”

fudge brownies.  Special thank-you’s are extended to Dr. Jilani and Kristine Stallard, CP

of Dayton Physicians Network, the staff at Springmeade Health Center and Noel Ranft

and Nurse Tammy of Ohio Hospice of Miami County for the thorough and consistent care

provided throughout Cathy’s final journey.  Cathy was a hard worker with a gentle soul

and a hearty laugh; and her passing has created a hole in the fabric of our family.  We

will deeply miss her.

Funeral service 12 Noon on Monday, September 9, 2019 at FRINGS AND BAYLIFF

FUNERAL HOME 327 W. Main St., Tipp City, OH 45371; Pastor Bonita Ritchie

officiating.  Burial to follow in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City.  Visitation 10:00 AM until

time of service on Monday at the funeral home.  Contributions may be made in loving

memory of Cathy to Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County.  Online condolences may be

expressed at


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September 9, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 West Main St
Tipp City, OH 45371

Funeral Service
September 9, 2019

12:00 PM
Frings & Bayliff Funeral Home
327 West Main St
Tipp City, OH 45371


Hospice of Miami County
P.O. Box 502, Troy OH 45373

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