Lilian Odell Smith Ebert, 94, of Carrollton, Ohio, formerly of Upper Arlington, died Thursday, February 25, 2021, at 12:50 a.m. at the Carroll Golden Age Retreat in Carrollton, Ohio where she had been residing since April 11, 2017.
Lillian was born September 30, 1926, in Seattle, Washington to Richard Odell and Marie Crosier Smith. She moved to Columbus from Boston in 1952 and lived in Columbus before moving to Carrollton in 2017.
She always enjoyed the outdoors and physical activities and, as a young girl, attended Aloha Hive Summer Camp for Girls in Fairlee, Vermont that specialized in outdoor interests. She also enjoyed working with flowers; playing tennis; horses; raising Black Angus cattle and belonging to several bridge clubs. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Marble Cliff and avidly studied the Bible. She was proud to have been in the first docent training class at the Columbus Art Museum and served as a docent there for many years thereafter.
In 1952, she married Dr. Ray Eugene Ebert. He preceded her in death in 2006. She was also preceded by a daughter, Melinda Ann Ebert; a brother, Winfield Smith; her parents; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elizabeth (Sis) and Richard Kirkpatrick; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russell S. (Pete) and Madeline Ebert and a nephew, William R. Kirkpatrick
She is survived by two sons, Richard Russell (Dick) Ebert of Columbus and Robert Ware (Rob) Ebert of Salineville, OH; two grandsons, Curtis Russell Ebert and Robert Ware Ebert, II, both of Salineville; nephews and nieces, Adam K. Smith of Fairbanks, CA and Laura (Thomas) Olsnowski of Chicago, IL, Roger (Diana) Kirkpatrick of Washington Court House and Jan (Doug) Snyder of Meadow Lands, PA and several great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the New Holland Cemetery with Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation at the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.