Tanya Smith, 56, of Minerva died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Aultman's Compassionate Care Center.
She was born Feb. 23, 1956, in Canton. She had been the office manager at Carroll County Health Care and is a member of the Family Christian Center in Canton. She graduated from Minerva High School in 1974.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Smith Sr., whom she married Jan. 26, 2002; mother and stepfather, Linda (Preston) and Thomas Burns of Minerva; four children, Tracy (Steven) Russell of Salem, Ashley Scott of Massillon, Thomas M. (Rachelle) Smith II of Minerva and Andrew Scott of Louisville; sister, Tracy (Larry) Evans of Minerva; sister-in-law, Kathy (Jim) Nicholson of Lisbon; three grandchildren, Kaden and Cole Russell, and Conner Smith; and three nieces, Holly (Cody) Kincaid, Erin (Bill) Anthony and Charm Evans.
She is preceded in death by her father, Davis Guess.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in the Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home in Minerva with Rev. Fredrick Bays officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to OROC, Outrun Ovarian Cancer, P.O. Box 40332, Bay Village, OH 44140. Those wishing to send condolences may sign the register at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.