GETTYSBURG Joann (Clingan) Smith- Welk, 72, formerly of Littlestown, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at Gettysburg Hospital. She was the wife of Larry I. Welk of Gettysburg. Born June 21, 1940, in Taneytown, Md., she was the daughter of the late Samuel Clingan & Mildred (Harver) Clingan Slick and step- daughter of the late George Slick. Joann had been a Home Health Aide for Hanover VNA. Surviving is a daughter, Tammy L. Smith-Garman of Littlestown; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Alt of Westminster. Joann was predeceased by first husband Ellis G. Smith, Sr.; two sons, Ellis G. Smith, Jr., Gregory K. Smith, Sr.; and grandson, Greg Smith, Jr. Joann was a previous active Aux member of Harney V.F.W. Post 6918 for almost 20 years. A Memorial Gathering will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Harney V.F.W. Memorials in Joann's name may be sent to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1770 E. Market St., York, PA 17402; or American
, P.O. Box 3535, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared on www.littlesfh.com
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Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 22, 2013