The Richmond Register


January 13, 2014

Helen Louise Smith, 83,

Cincinnati — Helen Louise Smith, 83, of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Saturday morning, January 11, 2014, at Cedars of Lebanon, in Lebanon, Ohio.

She was born September 15, 1930, in Berea, Kentucky, to Jeff Frank and Martha Dean Smith, both of whom preceded her in death.

She attended and graduated from Owensboro Senior High School and attended the Christian College of Columbia, Missouri. Ms. Smith received her B.S. degree in medical technology from the University of Kentucky in 1951 and received her M.Ed. degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1973. She also attended medical technology workshops at the University of Minnesota.

During the 1950s, Ms. Smith had held several positions at the Daviess County Hospital in Owensboro, including medical technologist, supervisor and bacteriologist. Her professional career continued during the 1960s and ’70s with a myriad of technology and instructing positions at the Cincinnati University Hospital, where she became the associate director of the School of Medical Technology at the University of Cincinnati in 1980. She continued in this position until retirement.

She was a member of many organizations including: Pilot Club International, Pilot Club of Cincinnati (President, 1965-66), American Society of Medical Technologists, Ohio Society of Medical Technologists, District 8 Society of Medical Technologists (President-Elect, 1968-69), American Society of Microbiologists, South Central Association for Clinical Microbiologists (Chairperson) and that association’s Education Sub-committee (3 years) and regional meetings chairperson for various committees, and the American Association of University Women.

Ms. Smith also found time to serve on the City of Cincinnati Committee on the Medical Technology and the Allied Health Committee of the College of Medicine at University of Cincinnati.

In addition, she held membership in: Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who Midwest, listed in its International Biography; Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Eta Chi, Phi Beta Kappa, National Register of Prominent American and International Notables, American Biographical Institute, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels.

She served as deacon at Roselawn Baptist Church and College Hill Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a cousin, Doris Maltby, of Jacksonville, Florida.

Graveside services for Ms. Smith will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Berea Cemetery where interment will follow. There will be no visitation.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of her services.

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