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Keri Sue Dillion (Dillion) Smith

December 28, 1969 ~ April 5, 2022 (age 52)


Keri Sue Dillion Smith passed away April 5, 2022 after a lengthy illness.
Keri was born on December 28, 1969 in Wooster, Ohio. She possessed a brilliant mind. Keri taught herself how to read before beginning school. She earned a Rotary Scholarship while in high school and attended Port Elizabeth Girls School in South Africa during her sophomore year. Keri attended the College of Wooster, studied abroad in Scotland at the University of Aberdeen, and graduated with honors in 1992. She attained a master's degree in education from the University of Akron. It was at Akron that Keri met her husband, Don. She was the love of his life. The were blessed with three wonderful children: Katherine (who passed away in 2000), Samuel and Mary-Claire. Keri was a wonderful wife of 25 years and a loving mother, a sweet, gracious and charming woman; a woman of brilliance and fierce independence.
In addition to her husband and children, Keri is survived by her father Melvin (Mary-Ellen) Dillion; mother Sandra Brinkerhoff; siblings Kelly (Brian) Dillion Brauneck and Scott (Theresa) Brinkerhoff; dear cousin Jo Finn; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 8 from 5:00 - 7:00PM at the Anthony Funeral Homes, Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Funeral Home 1990 S Main Street in Akron. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, April 9 at 11:00AM at St. Paul Catholic Church, 1580 Brown Street in Akron. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Chapter at

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Calling Hours
April 8, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel
1990 S MAIN ST
Akron, OH 44301

Mass *
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Paul Catholic Church
1580 Brown St.
Akron, OH 44301

Graveside Service *
April 9, 2022

12:15 PM
Holy Cross Cemetery Akron
100 E. Wateroo Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

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