Lilly L. Gearhart Smallenbarger, 74, of Troy, OH passed away on October 12, 2006 at Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy. She was born in Olive Hill, KY on November 15, 1931 to the late Leonard and Olive (DeHart) Gearhart. Lilly married Nelson F. Smallenbarger on January 5, 1952 and he survives. Other survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Beatrice Ann and Roger Newman of Troy; granddaughter and spouse, Rachel Marie and Mark Anthony Newman of Troy; 2 brothers, Tom and Richard Gearhart of Bledsoe Co., TN. She was preceded in death by her 2 brothers, William and Jack Gearhart and her sister, Joan Harlow. Lilly was a member of the Tipp City Church of the Nazarene. There will be a funeral service held at 10:00 A.M. on October 17, 2006 at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy with Rev. Bradley Warkentine officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on October 16, 2006 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Troy.
Submitted by: Linda Cheeks Pittano