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Linda L. Smith

September 13, 1950 — June 6, 2023

Linda L. Smith

Linda L. Smith, 72, of Cortland, NY passed away on June 6, 2023 at the Orchard Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Medina following a prolonged battle with Dementia.

A daughter of the late Calvin and Etta (Tyler) Inman, she was born on September 13, 1950 in Ithaca, NY. Besides her parents, Linda is also predeceased by three brothers, Ira Inman, Michael Inman and Chuck Inman.

Linda graduated from Marathon High School in 1970 where she is still remembered having a heart of gold. She married the late Larry Smith in 1988 and together they lived in Cortland for 34 years before his passing in 2022.

Linda is survived by her children, Christina Jacobs (Steve) of Endicott, NY; Charles Batsford, Jr of Clarksville, IN; and Mable Marcano (Muhammed) of Buffalo, NY; as well as thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and one brother, Sandy Inman of Battletown, KY, Patricia Allen (Michael) of Cortland, NY, Joann Whitted of Odessa, NY and Russell Inman (Stacy) of Cortland, NY; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private viewing will be held on June 7, 2023 at Cooper Funeral Home in Medina, NY, followed by a celebration of her life, which will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association to contribute towards the battle of this horrific disease. Share condolences at

by: Helen Lowrie Marshall

I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when my life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun;
Of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.

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