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Joann R. Smith

May 2, 1938 – Jan. 11, 2020

Joann R. Smith, 81, Cresson, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, at her residence.

She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Joseph and Izora “Dolly” (McMullen) Eger.

Surviving are two children: Ernie Smith (Debbie) and Michael Smith (Kim Harris), all of Cresson; six grandchildren: Dawn Christy (Tre), Darcy Smith (Tyson), Dana Smith, Jonathan Smith (Justine), Samantha Lafferty (Aaron) and special grandson, Douglas Smith; several great-grandchildren; three sisters: Helen Osborne of Lilly Level, Pat Salvicsky (Joe) of St. Benedict and Judy Flynn (Jeff) of Lake of the Woods, Va.; two brothers: Roger Eger (Pam) of Needmore and Alfred Eger of Gallitzin; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Eugene “Hound,” Walter “Gary” and Clair Eger.

Joann worked for Puritan/Warnaco Sportswear and Altoona Care for Nursing. She enjoyed yard sales, crafting, sitting in her garage and waving at her friends and neighbors.

“A special thank you to AseraCare Hospice nurses, Beth and Sarah, for their care they showed mom.”

Friends and family will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at Sankertown VFW Post 7377, 133 Pennsylvania Ave., Cresson, Pastor John Bennett officiating. Lunch will be served immediately after.

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