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Blanche L. (Shortledge) Smith

August 30, 1928 ~ September 9, 2018 (age 90)

Blanche L. Smith,  90, McConnellsburg, PA , formerly of Rote, died September 9, 2018 in Chambersburg, PA. Born August 30, 1928 in Marion Twp., Centre Co. she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rebecca Lucas Shortledge. On Sept.12, 1947 she married Donald L. Smith who died March 30, 1990. Blanche enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, watching baseball and football and being with her grandchildren.  She was a former treasurer at the Salona United Methodist Church.

Her survivors include:

        1 Daughter: Betty Jane (Eugene) Johnson, Elverson, PA

        1 Son: Larry L. (Linda) Smith, Warfordsburg, PA

        5 Grandchildren: Christopher ( Sherry) Johnson,  Lansdale, PA; Lee (Jennifer) Smith, St. Thomas, PA                 

                                        Matthew (Carrie) Johnson, North Coventry, PA ;  Brad Smith, Hancock, MD and

                                        Kendra (Zachary ) Cook, Sinking Spring, PA

        10 Great- Grandchildren: Stephen, Samuel, Caroline, Brylee, Logan, Callum, Lilith, Benjamin, Therese and Miriam                                          

***Preceded in death by:

         2 Sisters:  Ollie Vonada and Janet Thomas

         1 Brother:  Thomas Shortledge

A funeral service honoring the life of Blanche L. Smith will be held  Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 at 12 Noon in the Dean K. Wetzler,  Jr. Funeral Home, 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA with Rev. Thomas Jones officiating. Interment, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mill Hall, PA

Friends will be received in the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until the times of services.

The family suggest memorial contributions be made to SpiritTrust Lutheran Home Care and Hospice, 2700 Luther Dr., Chambersburg, PA  17202

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