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Venona Maxine Smoker, 99, passed away Oct. 24, 2016, in Tuscon, Arizona.
She was born March 31, 1917, in Millersburg, Indiana, to Warren and Mae (Wiedman) Groff.
Venona is survived by her daughter, Marlene Timm, Appleton, Wisconsin; five grandchildren, Wayne (Traci) Van Ooyen, Nashotah, Wisconsin, William Van Ooyen and Paula (Kenneth) Butzlaff, both of Tucson, Terry (Jennifer) Timm, Neenah, Wisconsin, Pat (Mary) Timm, Brillion, Wisconsin; two sisters, Alberta Hoogenboom, Elkhart, Indiana, and Louise Leek, Palm Bay, Florida; 11 great-grandchildren, Kaylee (Robert) Agnew-LeMoine, Sawyer Van Ooyen, Branden, Jason, Johnathon, Christopher, David, Dan, Angelo (Angie), Jesse and Mateo Timm; and six great-great-grandchildren, Natalia, Emily, Damien, Aiden, Arianna and Ahlaya Timm.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Virgil Groff and Jacob Groff; a sister, Virginia Vaughn; and a daughter, Beverly Van Ooyen.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Indiana.
Burial at Rock Run Cemetery, Goshen, will be private for family members.
Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Community Church, Millersburg.
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 17, 2017
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