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1955 - 2018 Obituary Condolences

Age 63, passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Friday, July 6, 2018 after years of battling liver disease and melanoma. She was born January 12, 1955 in Finleyville, PA to Robert and Lorraine Evans. Esther started her career with Consolidated Coal in 1973 and spent over 40 years working in the coal and gas industry. Her real and abiding passions were her family and friends, especially her nine grandchildren. She lived to make others happy and to impress upon them the importance of life, family, friendships and laughter. She cherished family visits to Walt Disney World and Ocean City NJ, and loved family gatherings at her home for Sunday dinners. She is survived by her husband and friend of 39 years, James Smoke; her children and their spouses, Jordan and Abby Smoke, Morgan and Stephen Glancy and Sydney and Kevin McLaughlin; her grandchildren, Jacob, Jordyn and Kennedy Glancy; Sadie, Nolan, Quinn and Callie Smoke; and Raleigh and Winnie McLaughlin; her sister, Donna; and her brothers and their wives, Bob and Pat Evans and Terry and Gayle Evans; her aunt, Wilda Ferguson; and uncle, Donald Barton; many nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 15 from 2-8 p.m. at BEINHAUERS, 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211, where the funeral service will take place on Monday, July 16 at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Forest Lawn Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to onegiftonechild.org, an organization which inspired her. Spend time with your children, take an adventure with your loved ones and make a toast to enduring friendships-- this is what Esther would wish. Please add or view tributes at


Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 11, 2018
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