Lucille Smith 97, of Butler passed away peacefully at Concordia at the Orchard in Butler on November 26, 2019.
The former Lucille Emma Hinterlang was born August 19, 1922 in Donegal Township, Butler County. The daughter of Marcella Weiland and John M. Hinterlang. Lucille married Dale A Smith on October 6, 1943 at St. Wendelin’s Church, Carbon Center. Dale passed away October 7,1978.
Lucille and Dale raised 6 children: Sally Ann Bulger (Ed) of Lexington, VA; Robert J Smith (Linda) of Kittanning, PA; John M Smith of Herman, PA; Janice M Groschen (Steve) of Palm Desert, CA; Mark E Smith of Herman, PA; Karen L Williams (Rob) of Underhill Center, VT.
She is survived by all of her children as well as 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren who lovingly called her “Gran”.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tanya Smith Eaton; a great grandson, Jonathan James Smith; a daughter-in-law, Donna A Smith; and her 2 sisters, Pauline Saeler and Marie Collins.
Before she married, Lucille was employed at Castle Rubber. Later, she worked for Magnetics in East Butler, from which she retired in 1987. In her retirement, Lucille had been actively involved in the Butler County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary as a volunteer. In 2002, she was the recipient of the “Volunteer of the Year” award.
Lucy will always be remembered for her interest and expertise in growing houseplants and gardening. She would never turn down a “trip to the nursery” even if it was just to look around.
There will be no visitation for Lucille E Smith. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 18th at 10am at St Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Herman with Fr. James Kurtz, OFM, CAP officiating. Burial will take place immediately thereafter in St Mary’s Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to St Mary of the Assumption RC Church in Herman or the Volunteer Auxiliary at the Butler County Memorial Hospital, Butler, PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler.
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