Martha T. Thomas Smith, 71, of Perryopolis, Perry Twp., passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills. Born January 14, 1949 in Oak Hill, WV she was the daughter of the late Frank and Garnet Merritt Thomas. A resident of Perryopolis for the past 33 years, Mrs. Smith was a member of the Perryopolis First Christian Church where she was involved in the church Adopt a family and volunteered at the Christian Church Thrift Store, was a homemaker most of her life taking care of her family and also worked as a medical receptionist. Martha was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren at their various events.
She is survived by a son Sherman Ray Smith III & Fiancé Shelly Shuler of Canfield, Ohio; two daughters & sons in law Merritt & Paul Stefancik of Dawson, Sarah & Damon Haskin of Belle Vernon; eight grandchildren David Smith, Ava Smith, Makenna Stefancik, Maddie Stefancik, Leah Carocci, Zadyn Smith, Ricklynn Hardwig, Abaiden Smith; brother & sister in law John & Betty James of Oak Hill, West Virginia; two sisters & brothers in law Susie & Don Borowski, Massachusetts and Jennifer & Rob Roberts of Arkansas. She is preceded in death by her husband Sherman Ray Smith Jr. (7/13/2018).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and state mandate visitation and funeral services will be private for the family with the Rev. Melissa Snyder of the Perryopolis First Christian Church officiating. Interment will take place in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. A public memorial gathering will be announced at a later date. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. The Family suggests memorial contributions be made in memory of Martha T. Smith to the Perryopolis First Christian Church PO Box 297 Perryopolis PA 15473. Please extend your sympathies and condolences to the family and view the funeral services at the funeral home’s website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com
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