Nola E. Smith
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Nola E. Smith

Shrewsbury - Nola E. Smith of Shrewsbury, 88, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her home. Born in New Freedom, she was the daughter of the late Clement and Florence (Markel) Diehl. She was the wife of the late Charles L. "Lindy" Smith who passed away, Nov. 14, 2008; together they shared 50 years of marriage.

She attended Hametown one -room School and New Freedom High School. She worked for local sewing factories before becoming a full time homemaker. Alongside her husband, she owned and operated Smith Bros. Garage & Towing in Shrewsbury for over 55 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Paul (Hametown) Lutheran Church; active in Sunday school and served as secretary for many years. Nola and Lindy enjoyed going on rides in their Mustang convertible and being surrounded by family. She had a way that drew people to her and a smile that was shared with many people. She was never too busy for anyone, simply beautiful inside and out. Nola liked to sew with Hametown quilters, gardening, canning, baking and sitting on her front porch. She had a love for horses, reading and reading the Bible. Her family was her world.

She was a wonderful mom to her three children, Julia Urey and her husband Lewis of New Freedom, Danny Smith and his wife Tara of Glen Rock, and Jane Eden of New Freedom; and a beloved grammy to her four grandchildren, Jacob and Rachel Eden, Megan and Samuel Smith. She is also survived by two sister in laws; many nieces and nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by three siblings, Donald, Russell and Janice Diehl.

Viewings will be from 7:00 - 9:00pm on Friday, June 26, 2020, and from 10:00 - 11:00am on Saturday at Hartenstein Funeral & Cremation Care, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom. Services will begin at 11:00am on Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Katie Brantner officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul (Hametown) Lutheran Cemetery, Glen Rock.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Amir Tabatabai and Dr. Jia Conway for their 18 years of care at Cancer Care of York and her other caregivers through the years.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made in Nola's memory to: Cancer Care Associates of York; 25 Monument Rd., Suite 294, York, PA 17403 or to St. Paul (Hametown) Lutheran Church; 11894 Susquehanna Trail S., Glen Rock, PA 17327.

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Published in York Daily Record from Jun. 23 to Jun. 25, 2020.
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June 27, 2020
My sincerest condolences to the family of Nola. I knew her through association with Glenda Sterner. Nola was the most lovely lady, always a smile and something good to say. We enjoyed sending cards back forth over the years. I really don't know what Henry & Glenda would have done without she & Lindy's friendship. As you heal, may God be with you and bless you. Barbara Henry
Barbara Henry
June 26, 2020
NOLA was truly an amazing person. Will never forget how much support she was many years ago. Her smile was really contagious! So glad I had the pleasure of reuniting with her before God called her home! RIP sweet Nola!
Linda Fair
June 25, 2020
My Aunt Nola was a wonderful person, always smiling. I will always remember the family get together's when I was growing up. I know that she is resting in peace now and her and Uncle Lindy will be together again
Joyce Smith-Fitz
June 24, 2020
Nola would go get the doughnuts at Saubels every morning and bring them to the garage. We had a lot of great conversations in the early weekend mornings. I loved her smile, her laugh and her love for her family. George is waiting Mom.
Tanja Markel
June 24, 2020
remember Nola and of course Lindy...Sending my sympathy to all the family (former name Molly Prall that you would know me by, Larry sends his sympathy also.
Monica E Marlowe
June 23, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Kim Mummert Weaver
June 23, 2020
As her obituary states, Nola had a smile and way that just drew you to her and her kindness! She was a lovely person and I so enjoyed knowing her and her family over the years. I will be out of town and unable to attend the services. I send my love and prayers to her family, especially the children. May God grant you peace and comfort.
The Rev. Kevin T. Shively
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