Martha Jean Smith

1964 - 2021

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Early on February 10th Jesus came to walk our little sister, wife and mother, Martha Jean "Martie" Kirchner Smith, 56, home to heaven with him. A sweet little addition to our family was born on September 30, 1964 to parents Richard and Hilda Kirchner, both deceased. Survived by dear devoted husband of 38 years, David Smith and her " little Punkin", daughter Alexis Oriel Smith and her little dog Olive. Also surviving her are brother Richard (Jo) Kirchner and nephew Dustin Kirchner and niece Keri Rene (Carl) Stolz and great nephew Carson and niece Chloe, all of Atlanta Georgia, sister Dianne Kirchner and niece Aubrey Cherrington and great nephews Carter, Oliver and Ace of Canton Georgia, sister Pamela Kirchner of Dallas Georgia, and brother Gary Kirchner of Findlay Ohio. We believe she's reunited with her mother and father and her little dogs Dolly and Merium. Martie had been working for Dollar General, prior to that for the Salvation Army where she had a gift of working with people who needed her help. In her younger days she loved playing her piano, always listening to the latest music on a cassette player in the bathroom. She had a pretty singing voice as well. She had fun painting designs on her pumpkins at Halloween, decorating her home, and always knowing the special things family members desired at Christmas time. She loved her family, friends, her daughter's dumplins, hot soaks in the bath, and her peanut M&M's Martie left us after just a short bout with cancer. She fought it hard, but it became too much and she said she was ready to be with the Lord. Even in her time of tribulation with this horrible disease, her faith in God never wavered. She will be terribly missed by her family, but there is peace in knowing we will all be together again. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coldren-Crates Funeral Home. Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting

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To : Dave and Bean
Date :Friday, February 12th 2021
From : Steve and Denny Lauer
You and Bean have our deepest sympathy for your loss.wish I had known sooner so I could say goodbye.I know we all will miss her.Will cherish the memories I have of her.I do not have your address or phone. We have new angel in heaven.

To : David
Date :Saturday, February 13th 2021
From : Kristin and Pat

We are so sorry for your loss. Wishing you healing thoughts and happy memories. 💚

To : David and family
Date :Saturday, February 13th 2021
From : Lisa Snyder
David, So very sorry for your loss. Martie was such a special person! Always laughing and smiling is how I remember her! Praying for you, Alexis and the rest of Martie's family. God bless you through your loss and let your memories give you peace. Lisa Snyder

To : David
Date :Saturday, February 13th 2021
From : Ken and Marlene Frankart
So sorry for your loss David

To : Dave and Alexis Smith
Date :Saturday, February 13th 2021
From : Susan Payne
I am so sorry for your loss. We at Dollar General loved Marty and we will miss her. She called me "Grams". We are all family. Mar of the Tay is her nickname at Dollar General. I am going to miss her so much, but I know her suffering is no longer. My love, thoughts and prayers go out to you two and the family.

To : Dee Aubry Gary Dave Lexi
Date :Saturday, February 13th 2021
From : Deb Oliphant
So sorry to hear about Martin! I just can't believe she's gone. Shes an angel now and at peace. Thank the lord she didn't suffer too long but I know you all will miss her! R.I.H Martie!

To : DD Richard Pam Gary and families
Date :Sunday, February 14th 2021
From : Norma Smith family
With sympathy at this time of deep sorrow. We are holding you close in thought now and in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of Marty growing up on Howard Street. 💖

To : David and Alexis
Date :Sunday, February 14th 2021
From : The Coleman's
We are so very sorry for your loss, you are more than just neighbors to us you are Kin Folk.
Please let us know if you need anything.
Doug, Jamie, Dylan, Spencer and Morgan.

To : Smith Family
Date :Sunday, February 14th 2021
From : Leah Cogley Baltz
My heart aches for you all right now. I met Martie back in beauty school. We’ve often laughed at those memories. Then I was able to work with her at Dollar General. She was allows so much fun. I'm sorry U didn't know she was. Always remember she always in your heart and forever in your memories.
Prayers for all

To : Dave Lexi Dee and the rest of Martys extended fami
Date :Monday, February 15th 2021
From : Cherl McKitrick Cook
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Isn’t it reassuring to us to know that Marty is in Paradise now with our sweet Jesus waiting on us to join her someday. I am deeply saddened that Marty is no longer with us but reassured in knowing we’ll see her again. We can hold on to all the good memories we have, and the pictures that give us a good laugh. I will continue to pray that God will lift you up and comfort you during this difficult time. I love you all.

To : David and family
Date :Wednesday, February 17th 2021
From : Patty Zitkovic Robison
David, I am so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. Hold onto your beautiful memories. Hugs!

To : Smity
Date :Friday, February 19th 2021
From : Judyheater
I am so very sorry to hear of Marties passing. You and your family are in my prayers. It’s so very hard losing a spouse. She’s in a much better place and no more suffering. My love JudyHeater

To : Dave
Date :Friday, February 19th 2021
From : Pam Foreman
Dave, My heart aches for you right now but your spirit is strong and I know in time you'll feel some relief from your pain of loss. What a beautiful eulogy that was written. You are and your loved ones are in my prayers. I'm sure in time, we'll see each other where we usually do. God Bless you.

To : David and family
Date :Saturday, February 20th 2021
From : Mike and Lisa Akin
Our sincere and deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our hearts grieve with you. We pray that God provides peace and comfort during this difficult time.

To : Dave
Date :Sunday, February 21st 2021
From : Rod and Julie Motter
Dave, Rod and I are so very sorry to hear about your wife. Our heartfelt prayers and deepest sympathy go out to you and your family. May God bring you peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
Sending our love...Rod and Julie Motter

To : Dave
Date :Sunday, February 21st 2021
From : Dan Jane Lammers

We are so sorry to hear about your wife passing. I am sure she will be smiling down on you and your daughter. God has her now and he is holding her in his arms and saying welcome home. May God help you through these tough times.

To : David Smith and Family
Date :Sunday, February 21st 2021
From : Timothy Hill
I’m so sorry for the loss of your wife David. May god bless you

To : David
Date :Tuesday, February 23rd 2021
From : Laura Wasson
Dear David, My heart hurts for you as you grieve the loss of your sweet wife. Praying for The Father's peace and comfort for you and your family.