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Leila I. Smith, 81

May 13, 2013

Leila I. Smith, 81, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at Nelson’s Golden Years Personal Care Home in DuBois.

She was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Corbettown, Pa., a daughter of the late Homer and Irene (Miller) Geist.

She married Joseph M. Smith on March 22, 1951.

He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1971.

She was Methodist by faith.

She enjoyed baking and cooking, quilting and spending time with family.

She was a homemaker and worked as a nurse’s aide for two nursing homes.

Surviving relatives include four children, Kevin Smith and wife Evelyn of Brookville, Brian Smith and wife Ruth of Anita, Cheryl Moorhouse and husband David of DuBois, and Melanie Slagle and husband Terry of Rockton; a brother, Orval Geist; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Lesley Smith; a daughter, Wanda Whitfield; and two sisters, Hazel Knapp and Thelma Rose Hyde.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 16, 2013, at the funeral home with Jeff Smith officiating.

Interment will be at Jefferson Cemetery, Baxter, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made, in memory of Mrs. Smith, to DRMC Hospice or to the Hahne Regional Cancer Center.

Online condolences may be made at www.deeleyfuneralhome.com.

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