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Ladine Agnes Smink

Ladine Agnes Smink (nee Matelsky), 78, of Elyria, died Monday, February, 10, 2014, at Mercy Regional Medical Center, Lorain. She was born April 5, 1935 in Elyria and was a resident of Elyria and Elyria Township most of her life.

She attended Elyria Catholic High School, was a member of New Life Full Gospel Ministries in Elyria, Elyria V.F.W. #1079 Ladies Auxiliary and Elyria American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 12. Her hobbies included ceramics and crocheting.

Ladine is survived by a son, Christopher Smink of Tupelo, Mississippi; daughter, Kim Sanchez of Clearwater, Florida; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Marianne Osterman of Elyria; and a brother, Charles Matelsky of Sheffield Lake.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Smink in 2007; parents, George and Adeline Matelsky; and a brother, William Matelsky.

A memorial service for the family will be held in the spring. Inurnment will be at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elyria, was in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, visit

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