Janet Marie Smith

12/11/32 – 11/25/20

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

– 2 Corinthians 4:18

Janet Marie Smith 87, of Blain PA went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. of natural causes.                                                                                                   

She was born on December 11,1932 in Shamokin PA and was the daughter of the late Joseph H. Synder, Sr. and Frances L. (Maurer) Snyder. 

Janet was a 1950 graduate of Coal Township High School and a 1953 Graduate of the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing.  She worked at the Harrisburg Hospital, Perry Village and several home care agencies in various roles as a Registered Nurse in the Dauphin and Perry County areas.  She was also a mail carrier for the US Postal Service.  She  loved caring for her family and hosting annual picnics and holiday gatherings.  She enjoyed visiting Shamokin and seeing family and friends there.  She devoted her life to serving God and bringing others to the lord.  She was a member of the Grace Brethren Church of Sherman’s Valley.

She was the widow of Ray Gene Smith (May 17, 2003) and is survived by two sons, Jeffrey T.(Cindy) Smith of New Germantown and Mark H.(Angie) Smith of Blain; three daughters, Gwenne A.(Gary) Clearwater of Dauphin, Yvonne M. (Robert) Shoop of Shippensburg, and Lorna J. (Steve) Wieland of New Bloomfield; 9 grandchildren, Anthony Smith, Joseph Smith, Erin Dillman, Timothy Hildebrand, Sarah Bender, Dale Shoop, Katelynn Graham, Stacy Parker, and Kristin Smith; 14 great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews and Lisa Weller Barker who was like a daughter. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph H. Snyder, Jr.


A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 from 11AM -12 noon in the Boyer Family Funeral Home, 101 W. Main Street, New Bloomfield followed by a public graveside service in Blain Cemetery at 1 PM.

Covid 19 protocol will be observed. Masks/Social Distancing. 

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Grace Brethren Church of Shermans Valley, PO Box 147, Blain, PA 17006.

The Boyer Family is honored to handle the arrangements for the Smith Family.

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