Phyllis J. Smith
Phyllis J. Smith, 85, of Elk Towers and formerly of Main Street, Kersey, died on Friday, Sept.. 27, 2013 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.She was born July 22, 1928 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Philip and Clara Kraus McKay.On Nov. 7, 1953 in Harrisburg, she married the late Isaac L. Smith, who preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1985.Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of the area, attended Kersey schools and was a member of St. Boniface Church. She enjoyed crafts, crocheting and bingo. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was the last member of her immediate family.She is survived by five daughters, Gretchen Rhoades of Ridgway, Clara, Mrs. David O'Dell of St. Marys, Heidi Garner and her companion Jan Slottje of St. Marys, Brigid, Mrs. Robert Krishart of St. Marys, and Nannette Oaks of St. Marys; four sons, Lawrence Smith and his wife Melissa of Kersey, LeRoy Smith and his wife Jean of Kersey, Daniel Smith and his wife Patty of Suffolk, Va., and Christopher Smith and his wife Amy of St. Marys; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren on the way. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Philip Egan, Amber and Ashley Krishart; a brother, Philip McKay; and three sisters, Nancy Stockman, Patricia Shefcyk and Sarah Jane Caskey.Due to renovations at St. Boniface Church, a Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis J. Smith will be celebrated at the Queen Of The World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James G. Faluszczak, Pastor, as celebrant.Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery in Kersey.Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys today, Monday, Sept. 30 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Elk Regional Dialysis Center, Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA 15857. Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com.