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MILFORD TOWNSHIP, PA:  Mabel L. Smith, 92, of Milford Township, PA, formerly of Forestville, Upper Black Eddy & Independence Court, Quakertown, PA, passed away Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at Life Quest Nursing Center, Milford, PA.   She was born in Fagundas, PA on February 4, 1922, the daughter of the late Henry and Densie (Nason) Manross.

Mrs. Smith was a graduate of Tidioute High School, Tidioute, PA and Jamestown Business College.  She and her late husband Walton “Cub” Smith, whom she married on January 4, 1947 in Lakewood and who died April 22, 1999, owned & operated the former Walton O. Smith Lumber Company in Forestville, before moving to Upper Black Eddy.  Mrs. Smith was a member of Frenchtown United Methodist Church, a friend of the Tinicum United Church of Christ, was a former member of Hamlet United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge of Cassadaga.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine (Carl) Shannon, of Upper Black Eddy, PA.  Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by 5 brothers Glenn, Harry, Howard, Richard and Lawrence Manross.

Friends are welcome to call at the Hamlet United Methodist Church, Rt. 83, Hamlet on Thursday from 9-11 am, from where Funeral Services will be held at 11 o’clock, with Rev. Carol Dill officiating.  Interment will follow in Arkwright Summit Cemetery, Town of Arkwright.  A Rebekah Service will be conducted Thursday morning at 10:30 am in the Hamlet United Methodist Church.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Hamlet United Methodist Church, Rt. 83, South Dayton, NY 14138. Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home Forestville.  To post condolences go to


3 Comments on Obituary Notice- Mabel L. Smith

  1. Alan and Nancy Rhodes says:

    Chris and Carl you are both in our thoughts and prayers. We’ll especially be thinking of you on Thursday. May God bless you and make holy all of the memories of your life with your mother. May those memories help you to walk this difficult journey together, as you find God’s perfect peace in your hearts.

    Our love and sympathy to you both,

    Alan and Nancy Rhodes

    • Susan Spaulding Josephson says:

      Christine..I’ll always remember your mother with her joyful laugh and hard work. You always felt welcome in her home. She kept the cleanest house and even at a young age I admired her ease at routine chores. Great memories of a wonderful woman.

  2. Lynn Spaulding Bowersox says:

    Christine, your mom holds a special place in my heart. She was a good person and stood up for the “little” guy. I remember how she would sometimes surprise us, when we were working in the mill, and invite us up for lunch. Those were the best lunches ever. I also remember how she buzzed Lee when he was sawing lumber. there was a snake in the laundry basket and she wanted it gone! the buzzer was only used for emergencies and that was a real emergency. I have many fond memories of your parents. peace to you. Lynn

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