2018-09-13 / Obituaries

Blanche L. Smith

McConnellsburg, 90

Blanche L. Smith, 90, Mc- Connellsburg, formerly of Rote, died Sunday, September 9, 2018, in Chambersburg.

Born August 30, 1928, in Marion Twp., Centre Co., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rebecca Lucas Shortledge. On Sept.12, 1947, she married Donald L. Smith, who died March 30, 1990.

She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, watching baseball and football and being with her grandchildren.

She was a former treasurer at the Salona United Methodist Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jane (Eugene) Johnson, Elverson, Pa.; a son, Larry L. (Linda) Smith, Warfordsburg; five grandchildren: Christopher ( Sherry) Johnson, Lansdale, Pa.; Lee (Jennifer) Smith, St. Thomas; Matthew (Carrie) Johnson, North Coventry, Pa.; Brad Smith, Hancock, Md., and Kendra (Zachary ) Cook, Sinking Spring, Pa.; 10 great-grandchildren: Stephen, Samuel, Caroline, Brylee, Logan, Callum, Lilith, Benjamin, Therese and Miriam

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Ollie Vonada and Janet Thomas and a brother, Thomas Shortledge.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 13, at noon in the Dean K. Wetzler Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, with Rev. Thomas Jones officiating. Interment, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall, Pa.

Friends will be received in the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorial contributions be made to SpiritTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Online condolences at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.org.

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