Barbara J. Smith, 81, of Champion, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017. She was born December 3, 1936 in Tiffin, OH, and was the daughter of the late Milo and Leola (Price) Cramer. Barbara was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Somerset, and the Eastern Star.
She was also a member and past president of Elizabeth Forward Education Association. Barbara was an Elementary School Teacher for the Elizabeth Forward School District and had taught at the Greenock and Elizabeth Elementary Schools. She is survived by her husband, Dale M. Smith, son, Bradley M. Smith of Scottsdale, AZ, daughters, Kelly L. (Jon) Kruper of Jones Mills, and Lori J. (John) Schwerzler of McMurray, grandchildren, Megan, Madison and Mackenzie, brother-in-law, Dr. Raymond B. (Mary Lynne) Smith of Longboat Key, FL, nieces and a nephew.
Friends are welcome Tuesday, December 26 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral service will be held at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 641 Zimmer Hill Drive, Greenock, on Wednesday, December 27 at 11:00 am. The Rev. Erin Evans will be officiating. (Everyone please meet at the church). Private burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the BrightFocus Foundation (for Alzheimer's Research) at 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871 or call 1 (800) 437-2423. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published December 21, 2017.