July 1, 1921 May 3, 2014
Louise Smithbower, 92, Ebensburg, died Saturday.
She was born in Loretto RD, daughter of the late Michael J. and Annie (Byrne) Driskel. Surviving are five children: Kenneth, Joann Finkle, Donna Farabaugh, Mary Lou Girard and Paul; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Issy; two sisters; and four brothers. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, where an 11 a.m. funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Basilica of St. Michael, Loretto.