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Gloria (Bette) Smith

September 1, 1927 — April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019

GLORIA (BETTE) NEFF SMITH, 91, formerly of Orange went to the arms of her loving savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday April 30th.

Born in Pittston she was the daughter of the late Delbert and Ann Finnerty Neff. She was a graduate of Pittston High School where she was proud to be a cheerleader. After raising her family she attended LCCC and became a licensed practical nurse. She was active in the Irem Hillbillies, Women’s Auxiliary for the Provost Guard, Eastern Star Harmony Chapter she was a member of the Orange United Methodist Church and past president of the Cheerio Class.

Preceding her in death was her husband William N. Smith, son William R. Smith, grandson William R. Smith Jr., granddaughter Chris Smith Hartman.

Surviving are children; Sharon Hartshorne and her husband Pastor Don Hartshorne, Orange; James E. Smith and his wife Valerie, Orange; daughter-in-law; Janet Smith, Trucksville; Grandchildren; Cheri and Christopher Banks, Mars, Pa; Don and Jennifer Hartshorne, Tallahassee, FL; Beth and John Fagan, Westminster, Md; Candice and Brandon Dickson, Kansas; Michael and Misty Smith, Kingston; 13 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10am in the Orange United Methodist Church 2293 West 8th Street in Orange with the Rev Ruth Lipples and son-in-law Pastor Don Hartshorne officiating

Interment will be in the Memorial Shrine Park, Carverton

Friends may call Friday 5-8pm in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc. 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Meadows Activity Fund 4 e. Center Hill Road, Dallas, Pa 18612

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