Louise Turner Smith
Louise Smith, 95, of Covington, PA passed away peacefully with loving care and family by her side at The Green Home in Wellsboro, PA on February 23, 2023. Louise was born June 30, 1927, in Leroy, PA to the late Ivaldia "Val" and Helen Turner. She graduated from Covington High School where she met the love of her life, Chester H. Smith, to whom she was married from 1945 until his passing in December 2012. Surviving daughters are Linda (James) Crosby, Lynchburg, VA; Barbara Smith (Kathleen Carico), Covington, PA; and Marilyn (Charles) Carlton, Verona, VA. Surviving brother is Jack (Mary) Turner of Covington. She was preceded in death by two daughters: Connie Lee Smith in 1950; and Elaine (Thomas) Hazelton in 2018; and by a great-grandson, Dawson Clay in 2010; a sister Marie, and two brothers, Jim and Bob.
The 16 grandchildren are Scott, Michelle, Shaun, Lindsay, Lauren, Allison (Crosby); Brian, Julie, Matthew, Mark, Amanda (Hazelton); and Nathan, Jared, Justin, Will, and Logan (Carlton). She is also survived by many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She loved and served them all with tirelessness and grace, leaving them and her friends with many happy memories.
Louise loved serving her Lord at both the Covington Baptist and Bakerburg Community Churches, playing organ for church services and numerous weddings and funerals for at least 65 years, a particularly special accomplishment not just for the length of time but because she was also self-taught and much requested. Louise took over her father's insurance business in the late 1960s when he was no longer able, and successfully ran it until she sold it and worked for that agency in Blossburg. Later, as township secretary she learned computing to do payroll and kept learning. Alongside all of that she created a warm home and assisted Chet with the auto business, horses, and beef cattle. Her community service included election board duty and running a notary public service from her home for many years.
Calling hours will be Saturday March 4, 2023, from 4 to 6 pm at Tussey-Moser Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A Memorial Service service will be on Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm in the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA with Louise and Chet's former pastor, Dave Dressler, officiating.
Interment will be at Gray Cemetery in Covington. To share a memory or condolence with her family, visit www.tusseymosher.com.
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