Maxine D. Smith, 83, of Warren, PA died Wednesday evening, July 11, 2012 in St. Vincent HeathCare, Erie, PA following a brief illness. Born November 3, 1928 in Erie to the late Louis and Clare Beckwith Miller, she was a graduate of both Mt. Vernon Academy H.S. and Loma Linda University. Maxine was a first grade teacher at Corry Elementary School. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Russell, PA where she held several offices in the church. She was active in the Warren Senior Center. Maxine was proud to support the Honor Bus Tour; she had knitted, without pattern, an American Flag, and donated her work to Warren/ Forest Elder Council.
She is survived by three sons – Ivan F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Russell, Duane Smith and his wife, Joanne of Busti, NY, and Dale Smith and his wife, Sandra of Sugar Grove, PA; a daughter – Erika Jones and her husband, Lorian of Sacramento, CA; a brother – Duane Beckwith and his wife, Janet of Corry, PA; a sister – Shirley Beckwith of Russell; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years – Ivan F. Smith, Sr.; and a granddaughter – Deena Smith Littlefield.
Friends may call at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6616 Market St, Russell PA 16345-1144 from 3:00 until 4:00PM Sunday, July 15, 2012 when a memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Lynn Gatz. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the above address. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.