Stella M. Smith
12/09/1928 - 10/08/2016

Stella M. Smith, 87, of Hanover, entered into God’s eternal care, Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Homewood at Plum Creek in Hanover. She was the wife of Jack N. Smith who died May 5, 2004. Born December 9, 1928 in McSherrystown, she was the daughter of the late John and Sally (Sneeringer) Klunk. Stella was retired from Pillowtex after 28 years of service. She was a 1946 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown, a member of the McSherrystown Senior Center, Legion of Mary, Marion Oxfordites and AARP. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving are three children; Carol Leese and her husband John, Jean Koontz and her husband Tim and James Smith and his wife Ann all of Hanover, a daughter-in-law; Sharon Smith of New Oxford, nine grandchildren; Eric and Ryan Smith, Kady Storm, Bryan and Jeffrey Leese, Rachael and Zachary Koontz and Jordan and Brooke Smith, two great-grandchildren; Raelee Smith and Emma Storm, a brother-in-law, Mike Smith and his wife Doré of Harrisburg. She was preceded in death by a son; John Smith and six siblings; John Klunk, Jr., Frank Klunk, Nancy Miller, Sara Noel, Thomas Klunk and Rosalie Breighner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church, 26 N. Third Street, McSherrystown. Burial will follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, New Oxford. Friends and relatives will be received Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown with prayers at 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be her grandsons. Contributions in memory of Stella may be made to Annunciation Church, 26 N. Third Street, McSherrystown, PA 17344 or Homewood at Plum Creek Benevolent Fund, 425 Westminster Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Posted at:10/11/2016 4:04 pm
Sue Flaherty Myers -
Jean, Tim, Rachael, Zack and Smith family, Your mother/grandmother will always live on---through her children and grandchildren. May all of those great memories help you through this time of adjustment. Love, thoughts and prayers, Sue Flaherty Myers

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