Dorothy M. (Reighard) Smouse

Born: Sun., Jun. 29, 1930
Died: Fri., Mar. 6, 2020

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Dorothy M. Smouse, 89, of Hermitage, passed away peacefully March 6th, 2020 at John XXIII in Hermitage, PA.  
Dorothy was born on June 29th, 1930 to Frank and Mabel Reighard in Bedford, PA. She graduated from Bedford High School. Dorothy was affectionately known as a homemaker. On August 22nd, 1950 she married her husband Ross E. Smouse, he passed away October 17th, 1998.
She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, gardening, and planting flowers. She also enjoyed holidays with her family, completing jigsaw puzzles, coin collecting, camping and fishing with her late husband, sewing clothes for her daughters and making butterfly quilts. Dorothy always kept in touch with her grandchildren and regularly wrote them letters.
Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Janet Scott of Mt. Airy, MD, Jeanean Russell of Canton, OH, Donna Smouse of Tallahassee, FL, Shirley (Thomas “Chip”) White of Hermitage, PA, grandchildren, Angela Scott, David (Jessica) Scott, Troy (Stacey) Russell, and Chris Russell. Also surviving are 6 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ross E. Smouse, and brother, Donald Reighard.

Dorothy’s family would like to thank all the staff at John XXIII for the wonderful care, friendship, and love they gave their mother.
Memorial contributions may be sent to John XXIII Nursing Home Auxiliary.
Burial has taken place in Bedford County Memorial Park Bedford, PA.
Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory LLC.

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Chip and Kathy Mastrian
   Posted Sun March 15, 2020
Chip and Shirley
So sorry to learn of the passing of your mother, I am happy I had the opportunity to meet her. May you be comforted by fond memories and may she Rest In Peace.

Karen King
   Posted Sun March 15, 2020
Shirley and Chip Your mom was a dear kind happy soul. We often shared our love of cats. I'll miss her. Hopefully time will help you heal a bit, but I know nothing will ever make you forget what you loved so much about her. Deepest sympathy.

Dr. Morren and Sherry Greenburg
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
To Shirley and the Smouse Family,

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember her as a sweet, kind, and gentle soul, may she rest in peace.

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