Mary L. Smith, 92, of 3930 Mead Road, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in her home. She was the widow of Earl L. Smith, whom she married Sept. 27, 1939, and who died Nov. 25, 1985.
Mary was born Aug. 7, 1922, in Jamestown, one of six children of the late John and Neva Blackmar Stromer.
In earlier years, she was a partner in Nelson's Pie Kitchen of Lakewood and the H&H Super Market in Lakewood. She had also been employed by Hills Department Store and The Maternity Boutique in the Chautauqua Mall.
Mary loved her home, the woods and fields around it, and her two cats.
She loved animals and wildlife. She was a loving mother and grandmother, always nurturing and sympathetic. She liked bus trips, bowling, taking long walks, picnics at Allegany State Park, dancing, roller skating, and especially family get-togethers.
A member of Ashville United Methodist Church, she also belonged to the Herman Kent American Legion Post 777, Celoron Senior Citizens, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, and was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Illinois.
Surviving are a daughter, Carol Ann (Roy) Larson of Lakewood; a son, Ronald (Carolyn) Smith of Jamestown; five grandchildren: Judy (Mark) Casselman and Shaun Earl (Michelle) Wahl, both of Amherst, N.Y., Tammy (Rob) Blair of Cattaraugus, Tina (Jim) Sitterley of Clymer, and Tiffany (Chris) Johnson of Busti; and nine great-grandchildren: Stephanie Casselman, Brian and Landon Wahl, Felicia and Lucas Blair, Amanda Paddleford, Dustin Sitterley and Alyssa and Justin Johnson.
She is also survived by four brothers: John H. Stormer, Jr. of Ashville, Robert Stormer of Jamestown, Donald Stormer of Florida and Charles Stormer of Randolph; a sister, Shirley Boutelle of Busti; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Nicholas Perry will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Mary at www.lindfuneralhome.com.