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Rebecca L. (Smith) Conery

Rebecca L. (Smith) Conery age 65 of North Canton, passed away October 21, 2020 after fighting a 3-year battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was adopted at age 4 months by the late L. James and Dorotha E. Smith. She grew up in Massillon, OH and graduated from Washington High School in 1973. Becky graduated from the Practical Nurse program of Canton City Schools in 1975 as an LPN and Stark State in 1996 as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She worked at Aultman Hospital and The North Canton Medical Foundation as an LPN and as a COTA at Stark County Educational Service Center for 23 years.

She loved sunflowers and enjoyed walking, biking, sewing, making cards, reading, and recently camping with Bruce in their travel trailer.

Becky is survived by her loving husband Bruce of 45 years, her daughter Erin (Mike) Gilpin, sons Ryan (Jess) and Scot (Betsy), and 7 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life service with limited seating due to gathering restrictions will be held at Rivertree Lake Church on November 7, 2020 at 11am preceded by a time of visiting from 9:30 am-10:30 am. A private burial will take place at the Wilderness Center Foxfield Nature Preserve in Wilmot. Becky asks that you please “dress casual” – no suits and ties or fancy dresses.

Becky would like to thank all her friends and family for helping her through this journey and a special thanks to Dr. Maria Young, Dr. Shruti Trehan, and Jeremy Cline, PTA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rivertree Lake Church 2201 Lake Center St NW, Uniontown, OH 44685 (online: rivertreelake.com/give) or to the Little Pink Ribbon Girl Foundation P.O. Box 36788 Canton, OH 44735 (online: littlepinkribbongirl.org click Donate). Condolences can be shared with the family online at https://www.heritagecremationsociety.com/.

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#1 Comment By Marty Roush On October 29, 2020 @ 7:38 pm

My heart is broken….but I will tell you this….our class reunion committee, Jackson, class of 70…Bruce came to the meetings…alone….because he told me she’d not be involved….Well….that wasn’t good enough…..get her here…….and he did…..We all bonded with her like RIGHT NOW….Such a beautiful spirit…..we all love her…..and our hearts are breaking for you, Bruce and your family…..Love you all !!

#2 Comment By Charity Velazquez On October 30, 2020 @ 11:47 am

Becky will be missed tremendously! I feel privileged to have been with her for the journey and will never forget her. She had such a spark about her and was very kind and generous.
Praying for Bruce and the family as they mourn her loss.

#3 Comment By Kristin Sharp On October 30, 2020 @ 1:19 pm

Becky was and still is my role model for so many things….her faith, always asking about others even when she was enduring so much, finding so much joy in the little things, getting excited about date nights, visiting grandkids, good books, crafting, pups, watching shows and just having a gleam in her eye when talking about any of those things… especially her family. I am forever grateful for having her in my life.

#4 Comment By Mark, Steven and Michael Hale On November 1, 2020 @ 10:41 am

Bruce and Family, We we thinking of you all at this saddened time in your life. Hold on to the memories that you shared throughout your life time, as her memory will always be remembered in ours.

#5 Comment By Dennis Fulk On November 1, 2020 @ 12:10 pm

Bruce. Linda and I have you and your family in our thoughts. Becky was a terrific woman, and will be missed by so many. Please take care.

#6 Comment By Bev Temple On November 1, 2020 @ 1:04 pm

I remember Becky’s contagious smile and upbeat personality! Praying for you and your family, Bruce, as you mourn the loss of Becky.

#7 Comment By Rita Steinmetz On November 2, 2020 @ 10:18 am

Becky always had a smile on her face and a calm and gentle nature that rubbed off on those around her. In the years I worked with her at Stark Co. ESC, she was a consummate professional. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this sad time.

#8 Comment By Jill Carnes On November 2, 2020 @ 6:53 pm

Dear Bruce, Just wanted to send our thoughts and prayers to you and your children at this time. I know she will be free of pain and in a happy and safe place now. She will be missed and remembered by all. Always, Tom and Jill Johanning Carnes.