Esther A. “Bun” Smith, 86, of McAlisterville, passed away at 10:20 AM on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Ohesson Manor, Lewistown.
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Born on August 22, 1932 in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., she is a daughter of the late Clarence and Esther Elizabeth “Cricket” (Zeiders)Travitz.
On August 25, 1951, she was married to her late husband, John W. “Dutch” Smith with whom she was blessed to share over 35 years of marriage before his passing on September 21, 1986.
Esther was a 1950 graduate of Greenwood High School and a 1951 graduate from the Harrisburg Hospital Nursing School.
At the start of her career, she was employed as a Registered Nurse for Dr. Charles Yoder in McAlisterville. Next, she was employed at McDonald’s in Mifflintown. After which, she was employed by the Lewistown Hospital: Hospice the Bridge as a Registered Nurse and ended her career in Nursing with Community Resources for Independence in Lewistown.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the McAlisterville United Methodist Church and enjoyed being outdoors, flowers, trips with her family, reading, and completing crossword puzzles and word searches.
She is survived by her daughter, Jodi M. Dillman and her husband Dennis of McAlisterville; two granddaughters, Cassidy E. Dillman and her companion Tyson Troutman of Mount Pleasant Mills and Caitlynn M. Dillman of McAlisterville; and one brother, William Travitz and his wife Dottie of Pittsboro, NC.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Long and a brother, James Travitz.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, 33762 Route 35 N., McAlisterville, with Pastor Jennifer Heikes officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mrs. Smith’s memory to the McAlisterville United Methodist Church, 33762 Route 35 N., McAlisterville, PA 17049.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.