Carol L. Smith, age 59, passed away on Friday morning, Oct. 4, 2013, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. For many years, Carol had valiantly fought Multiple Sclerosis and her family embraced her courage. She received wonderful care and resided at Valley Health Services in Herkimer. Her health care providers were excellent.
She was born on Dec. 8, 1953, in Little Falls, a daughter of the late Ralph and Susan (Null) Smith. She was a graduate of Fort Plain High School and had lived in Dolgeville at one time. In her younger years, Carol truly lived life to the fullest and truly had a great time. She had worked various places locally until her illness, most notably Palatine Dye. She was of the Baptist faith. Besides her parents, Carol was preceded in death by an infant son, Jeremy.
She is survived by her beloved family, including children, Michael Mehaffy, of Fort Plain, Shelly Flanders and her boyfriend, Jeff Slabe, of Little Falls, and Christine Clark and her husband, Neil, of St. Johnsville; grandchildren, Michael Mehaffy, Jr., Breanna Battisti, Kaitlyn Battisti, Shamrin Flanders, Destiny Flanders, Leann Clark, Brittney Clark and Connor Clark; her sister, Joanne Hogan and her husband, Gary, of St. Johnsville; brothers, Ralph Smith, of Herkimer, Tim Smith and his wife, Debbie, of St. Johnsville, Wayne Smith, of Palatine, Jeff Smith, of Little Falls, and James Smith, of St. Johnsville; along with aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 9 Center St., St. Johnsville, with Reverend David Johnson officiating. Procession will follow to Ephratah Rural Cemetery, where interment will take place in the family plot alongside her parents. The family will have a calling hour for relatives and friends one hour prior to the service from 2 until 3 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Kevin E. Enea, funeral director, Enea Family Funeral Home (518-568-2300), is serving the family. To add an online message of condolence, please visit www.eneafamily.com.