Beatrice M. Kleinsmith, age 101, of Newland, passed away Thursday evening, May 1, 2014, at Cannon Memorial Hospital in Linville.

Mrs. Kleinsmith was born December 6, 1912 in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of the late Walter and Eulalo Young Bohyer. She was a retired piano teacher and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.

Mrs. Kleinsmith is survived by one son, Stephen Kleinsmith and wife Elaine of Newland; two grandsons, Jeff Kleinsmith and wife Nadia of Charlotte, and Darin Kleinsmith of Linville; one great-granddaughter, Tiffany Skinner of Naples, Florida; one great-grandson, Cooper Kleinsmith of Spruce Pine, and one great great-grandson, Braden Skinner of Naples. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley John Kleinsmith; one son, Douglas Kleinsmith, and one brother, Don Bohyer.

A memorial service for Beatrice M. Kleinsmith will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

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Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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