Marilyn K. Smith, 71, of St. Marys Township, Ohio, died at 3:46 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio.

She was born July 26, 1949, in Jay County, Indiana, to Leonard and Catherine (Bowsher) Bonifas.

On April 20, 1968, in Portland, Indiana, she married Roger A. Smith, who survives.

Other survivors include:

Son Brett Smith of St. Marys, Ohio

Son Chad Smith of St. Marys, Ohio

Son Blaine Smith of St. Marys, Ohio

Daughter Shannon (Christopher) Saeler of St. Marys, Ohio

Nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Sister Tana (Bob) Garringer of North Salem, Indiana

Brother Greg (Nona) Bonifas of Dunkirk, Indiana

Brother Dan (Lisa Belda) Bonifas of Portland, Indiana

She was preceded in death by her parents Leonard and Catherine Bonifas; and brother David Bonifas.

She was a graduate of Madison High School in Jay County, Indiana.

For many years, she worked at Pantry Pride and Big Bear Grocery Stores in St. Marys.

Marilyn will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Private family services will be held.

Condolences may be expressed and memories shared with her family at

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller Bros. Funeral Directors in St. Marys.