Janet E. Smith
05/11/1935 - 09/04/2019

Janet E. Smith, 84, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at the UPMC-Hanover Hospital. She was the wife of Philip F. Smith who died December 22, 1993.  Born May 11, 1935 in Hampton, she was the daughter of Harry L. and Catharine M. (Englestine) Chronister.  Janet retired as co-owner of F. X. Smith’s Sons Co. in McSherrystown. She was a 1953 graduate of East Berlin High School, a member of Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown and the McSherrystown Moose. Janet enjoyed fishing, knitting, watching tennis and spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren.  Surviving are four children, Carolyn A. Jacoby and companion Dan Kennedy of Harrisburg, Stephanie M. Blettner of Hanover, Mary Catherine Limon and husband Cliff of W. Laurel, MD and Craig P. Smith of Santiago, Dominican Republic and McSherrystown; 8 grandchildren, Shannon, Lauren, Margo, Dylan, Dalton, Rachael, Alexis and Megan; 3 great-grandchildren, Alexander, Carter and Trevor; and two siblings, Marlin W. Chronister and Doris V. Murphy both of Palmerton.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Friends and relatives will be received Friday 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with prayers at 7:00 p.m.  Contributions in memory of Janet may be made to Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, Climate Control Fund, 26 N. Third St., McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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Posted at:09/09/2019 10:10 am
Joanne Messersmith
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother Janet. God bless your family during this difficult time. We will keep your dear mom and all of you in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏 Joanne & Gray Messersmith

Posted at:09/09/2019 12:12 pm
Sherri Lockard
Dear Steph and family, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I met her once, and I soon as I seen her picture I knew she looked familiar. I'm sure she was an awesome lady you were all proud of. Thank God that we have a memory, so we can remember our loved ones and our life with them at any time we want.

Posted at:09/05/2019 11:11 pm
Molly Musselman
Craig an family I'm so sorry for your loss.Your mom was a wonderful lady my heart goes out to you all.Your Mom is now with your Dad as he to was a great Man I loved working for him.May they both RIP Molly Musselman

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