Leah C. Smith

April 19, 1941 – Jan. 17, 2014

Leah C. Smith, 72, Tyrone, died Friday at the Epworth Manor, Tyrone.

She was born at Bell Hollow, Taylor Township, daughter of the late Lawrence B. and Freda Marie (Cowher) Nevling. She was married to William John Smith on Aug. 6, 1960. He died on March 29, 1982.

She is survived by a son, Sheldon J. Smith (Tracy) of Northwood; and grandchildren: Jennifer (Mike) Dorazio of Mechanicsburg, Bridget (Mat) Wensel of Howard, and Trent Smith at home; great-grandchildren: John Michael, Nason, Adalynn and Maverick Dorazio; sisters: Belva Jane Walk of Julian and Ruby L. Woodring of Port Matilda; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Samuel P., Raymond R. and Alton L.

Leah was a member of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church.

She was a 1958 graduate of Tyrone High School.

Leah had worked as a clerk and bookkeeper for Weis Market and J&L Restaurant in State College, Smith Mobile Station on Pennsylvania Avenue, Weston Trucking and Reese’s Market. She always enjoyed her flowers and watching birds.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Derman Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone; and from 10 to the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, Pastor Pat Gable officiating. Interment will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Leah’s memory to the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church; or to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Lois Bailey, 461 Douglas Drive, State College, PA 16803.