Sylvia Strickler Smith  September 2 1936

Sylvia Strickler Smith September 2 1936November 6 2022

September 2 1936 November 6 2022
Obituary Please share a memory of Sylvia to include in a keepsake book for family and friends. View Tribute Book Mrs. Sylvia Strickler Smith, 86, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 6, at her home. Born in Paris, Kentucky on September 2, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Ruby King Strickler. She attended Georgetown College, where she met her husband, the late E.B. Smith, and later graduated from the University of Miami, Ohio and Xavier University. Sylvia had a long career in education as an elementary school teacher, reading specialist, and professor at Sue Bennett College and Transylvania University. She went on to become an award-winning Educational Outreach Administrator at the Lexington Herald-Leader. Sylvia and E.B. ministered in a number of churches in Ohio, Colorado and Kentucky. Sylvia served as organist, youth choir director, youth group leader, Sunday school teacher and deacon. The couple led marriage enrichment retreats and were founding partners of the cleftRock Retreat Center in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Sylvia and E.B. also served as missionaries to China for several years, teaching at a school in Kunming. Most recently they were members of Trinity Baptist Church in Lexington where their many ministries included helping with the Meals-on-Wheels program. Survivors include her children, Michael Smith (Melissa), Shawn Smith Salamone, and Philip Smith (Ruth); eight grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and a host of other family and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at 11:00 AM, at the Trinity Baptist Church, 1675 Strader Dr., Lexington. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1675 Strader Drive, Lexington, Kentucky 40505 or online at (general ministry or designate “Meals On Wheels”). The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home, Richmond, is in charge of the arrangements. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Sylvia, please visit our Tree Store.

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death notice Sylvia Strickler Smith September 2 1936 November 6 2022

obituary notice Sylvia Strickler Smith September 2 1936 November 6 2022

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