JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The Rev. June E. Smith, 76, of 5237 Washington St., Ashville, died Wednesday (June 10, 2015) in Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing.
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She was born June 4, 1939, in Corry, Pa., a daughter of the late Lloyd and Lillian Austin Hallett.
She was a 1957 graduate of Falconer High School and later attended Central Bible Institute in Springfield, Mo.
As an ordained minister of Independent Assembly of God International, she served as assistant pastor at Church On The Hilltop in Aiken, Pa., along with the late Rev. Evelyn Crossley. She later founded Faith Church of Charity in Port Allegany, Pa., where she served as pastor for 38 years. She had the privilege of ministering with assistant pastors the Rev. Shirley A. Bowser for 11 years, Paul Mallery for a short time and for 19 years with the Rev. Darlene Thorne.
Surviving are her husband, George R. Smith Sr., whom she married on May 9, 1959; four children, George Smith Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Michael (Becky) Smith of Ashville, and Deborah (John) Mallery and Stephen (Angela) Smith, both of Port Allegany; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Schuyler of Jamestown.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Snyder.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a funeral will be held at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Pamela Dutro officiating. Burial will be in Levant Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Faith Church of Charity, 400 Pierce Brook, Smethport, PA 16749.
You may light a candle in remembrance of June at www.lindfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from June 11 to June 18, 2015