Martha Clementine Smouse

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M. Clementine Smouse, age 80, of Lenox Rd., Collins, N.Y., passed away Tuesday April 29, 2014 at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y. surrounded by family.

Born Martha Clementine Stiver Sept. 8, 1933 in Punxsutawney, Pa., she was one of two daughters born to Edward and Alice (Jordan) Stiver.

Clem married Raymond Smouse on Oct. 18, 1952 at the home of her parents in Cloe, Pa. Raymond survives.

A member of the Gowanda United Methodist Church, Clementine and Raymond, were long standing members. She served on various boards/committees of the church throughout the years and was the church treasurer at the time of her death, a position she held for a very long time. Memberships include the Gowanda Garden Club and Friends of Collins Library. Clem worked for nearly 25 years at the Gowanda Free Library in Gowanda, N.Y.

Survivors, other than her husband of 61 years, include two sons, Dennis (Barbara) Smouse of Monroeton, Pa., Edward (Marjorie) Smouse of Springville; and a daughter, Kathy Smouse of Gowanda; grandchildren, Jay, Ryan, Ashley, James and Jamie; great-grandchildren, Sara, Keegan, Kollin, Peyton and Aidan; sister, Joyce (Jack) Laverty of Texas; nieces and nephews also survive.

Clementine's father Edward passed away Aug. 16, 1969; her mother Alice, April 14, 2010.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Saturday at the Schindler Funeral Home, 44 Center St., Gowanda. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Gowanda United Methodist Church, 30 North Chapel St., Gowanda (assemble at church). Interment will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Gowanda, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the church 14070.

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Schindler Funeral Home
44 Center St
Gowanda, NY 14070
(716) 532-4200
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Published in Daily Review on May 2, 2014