Mary Jane Smith (1932 - 2017)

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Mary Jane Smith, age 85, of Chan Road, Falls Creek, Pa., died on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
Born in Falls Creek on May 11, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Allene Milliren Britton. She was a 1950 graduate of the Falls Creek High School. On March 16, 1952, she was married to John H. "Jack" Smith. He preceded her in death on June 13, 2011.
Retired, Mary Jane had been employed as an accountant at Brockway Glass and for Allegheny Airlines at the DuBois/Jefferson County Airport. She was a member of the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church where she had served as a church Elder. Mary Jane was an accomplished artist and enjoyed spending many winters in Florida. Her life was devoted to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her optimistic nature was an inspiration to all that knew and loved her.
She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Mike) Hartley of Bonita Springs, Florida; four sons: Lynn (Barb) Smith of Falls Creek, Jeff (Sherry Stellabuto) Smith and Randy (Laura Holt) Smith, both of Falls Creek, and Chris (Sue Wells) Smith of DuBois; two sisters, Karen (David) McMahon of Rochester, N.Y., Linda Meyer of Waterford, Mich.; and one brother, Ronald (Joan) Britton of Falls Creek, Pa. Mary Jane is also survived by 11 grandchildren: Nathaniel (Amanda) Smith of Johnstown, Pa., Jason Smith of Houston, Texas, Nicole Becker of Naples, Fla., Kristin (Zachary) Michaux of DuBois, Abby (Ken) Gross of Brockway, Brian Smith of Stuart, Fla., Alisa Smith of Naples, Fla., Matthew Smith of Sharon, Pa., Jonathon Smith of Charlotte, N.C., Kyle Smith of Orlando, Fla., Brandon Smith of Brockway; and four great-grandchildren: Madison, Addilyn, Colten and Chase.
In addition to her parents and her husband she is also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Dean and William Britton.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway. The funeral service will be on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church with Pastors David and Emily Koehler officiating. Burial will be in the Beechwoods Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church, 14 Beechwood Road, Falls Creek, PA 15840 or the DuBois Nursing Home, 212 S. 8th St., DuBois, PA 15801.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 12, 2017
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