Louise (Smith) Toroian

Louise Smith Toroian, 88, of Altoona entered into rest Friday afternoon at Altoona Regional. She was born in Lexington, Va., daughter of the late Charles Thomas and Mary Virginia (Hostetter) Smith. She married Simon Theodore Toroian on June 15, 1946, and he passed away on May 22, 1994.

Surviving are seven children: Timothy K. of Altoona, Phillip and wife, Nancy (Leicht), of Blue Diamond, Nev., Michael T. and wife, Diane, of Butler, Virginia A. Knepper and husband, Dale, of York, Cheryl L. Kelley and husband, Patrick, of Roanoke, Va., George R. and wife, Pamela, of Altoona, and Rachelle St. Phard and husband, Vladimir, of East Windsor, N.J.; nine grandchildren: Jacob, Marcus, Angela, Sophia, Karis, James, Coby, Lewis, Kyler; two great-grandchildren: Joshua and Haley; and two sisters: Bessie V. Sligh and Pearl Mae Goodbar, both of Lexington, Va.

She was preceded in death by three sisters: Jettie Smith, Edna Brown and June Brown; and three brothers: Russell, Daniel and Raymond.

Louise was a 1942 graduate of Lexington High School. She was a homemaker and a member of First Grace Brethren Church, Altoona. She enjoyed playing softball in her younger years and writing poetry.

Family and friends are invited to a 4 p.m. memorial service on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at First Grace Brethren Church, 2934 Maple Ave, Altoona, the Rev. John C. Townsend officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to First Grace Brethren Church, 2934 Maple Ave, Altoona, PA 16601.

Arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

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