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Venise Gail (Smith) Hileman

November 29, 1966 ~ December 29, 2021 (age 55)


Venise Gail (Smith) Hileman 55, of Yellow Creek Twp., Wellsville, died at 3:45 AM Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at St. Elizabeth Hospital/Mercy Medical-Youngstown.


She was born on November 29, 1966 in Salem, the daughter of Wayne Smith Sr. and the late Linda (Anderson) Smith.


Venise was a wonderful person to be around and spend time with. A very easy going and not hard to please personality. After all, she loved everyone and took many in under her wings and made her family circle much bigger. There was never a lack of love for family and those around her. She was not a judgemental type person.


Her love of the great outdoors was obvious, going camping, participating in catfish tournaments and Bald Eagle watching. She was always following the grandchildren in all their sporting events and programs. She loved all her grandchildren and wanted to be the best “Nana” in the world.


Venise was a collector of bald eagles, liked to scrap book, and dabble in photography. There was always a guaranteed thing, her heart would start thumping when she could see Luke Bryan playing music and dancing around.



In addition to her father and step mother Paula (Gorby) Smith of Rogers, she is survived by her children: Jeremy M. Smith of Wellsville, Travis (Kathy) Smith of E. Palestine, Amber (Jonathan Keyes) Smith of Wellsville and Brittney (Kyle) Hoffman of Columbiana, siblings: Wayne “Chip” (Melissa) Smith Jr. of NC., Wade “Sam” Smith of Irondale and Jodie (Greg) Quetot of Rogers, nine grandchildren: Hayden Jones, Peyton McBride, Cheyann Mortimer, Kameron Hoffman and Angel, Aurora, Aiden, Serenity and Skyler Smith, numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her mother and a grandson, Bryan Hoffman.


There will be no services or viewing held.


Arrangement by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem.

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