Lois R. Smith Obituary – The Beaver County Times

Lois R. Smith, 73, returned home to be peacefully with her Lord surrounded by her loving family on May 26, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford. Born December 3, 1948 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and the late Lois “Becky” Moore Walker. She was a registered nurse with Concordia’s Visiting Nurses and was a registered nurse for 55 years, with various offices. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Oak Grove, New Sewickley, Twp., where she had volunteered in various church activities, including former chair of the church board and former chair of the mutual ministry.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Victor W. “Bill” Smith, Jr. She is also survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Tammie S. Kemp, Rochester, and Trisha J. and Mark Lawless, Mars, PENNSYLVANIA; three sons and one daughter-in-law, Darren P. and Tammy Smith, New Brighton, Jeffrey F. Grant, Clarksville, Tennessee, and Matthew, J. Grant, Ambridge; 16 grandchildren, Josh, Jessica, Kelsey, Audrey, Jill, Megan, Elaina, Jonathan, Jenna, Kenny, Ashley, Alex, Alyssa, Kaitlyn, Jordan and Harrison; 16 great-grandchildren; one sister, Susan Philipp, Beaver Falls, and her feline companion, Minnie.

She was predeceased by a son, Mark E. Grant, and a son-in-law, David Kemp.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC. 349 Adams Street, Rochester, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Zelienople, with following service. The officiant will be his pastor, the Reverend Nathaniel Christman. Interment will be at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 432 Harkins Mill Road, Zelienople, PA 16063, or Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford Campus c/o 116 Browns Hill Road, Suite 100, Valencia, PA 16059.

Posted May 28, 2022

Published in the Beaver County Times

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Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester

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William Murphy Funeral Home, 349 Adams Street, Rochester, PA 15074

May 31, 2022 at 14:00 – 16:00


Oak Grove Lutheran Church, Zelienople, PA 16063 Friends will be seen 10-11 a.m.

June 01, 2022 at 11:00

Barry F. Howard