Obituary of Jean Smith
Addison, NY | Jean A. Perry Smith, 87, a resident at Corning Center for Rehabilitation, formerly of Tuscarora St., Addison, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Corning Center.
Jean was born in Corning, NY on November 14, 1930, the daughter of Samuel J. and Alice Beardsley Perry. She was a graduate of Addison Central School.
On November 10, 1951, she married Harry J. Smith. Harry preceded her in death on August 23, 2008.
Jean worked for a short time for Corning Glass Works following high school. She also was a secretary for Sisto Lumber Co. in Addison. The most rewarding part of her life was the role of homemaker and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a longtime sales representative for Avon Products. She was a representative for over 40 years and loved selling and interacting with her customers and was routinely named to the annual Avon President’s Club for outstanding service to Avon.
Jean was a member and Past Matron of the Woodhull-Tuscarora Chapter 273 Order of the Eastern Star as well as a member of the former Rathbone Grange.
She is survived by her sons and daughters in law, Ronald and Debbie Smith of Elkland and Brian and Kristina Smith of Addison, her grandchildren, Jesse (Michele) Smith, Jake Pratt (Krystina Gold), Courtney (Craig) Deats-Cascio, Andrew Smith, Benjamin (Cassidy) Smith and Chloe Smith, great grandchild, Sydney Deats-Cascio along with several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband Harry, Jean was preceded in death by her sisters, Waneta Reagan and Jody Conroe.
Friends may call on Friday, March 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will be held there on Saturday, March 17 at 11 am with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating.
Burial will follow in Addison Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Tanner’s Paws, 117 W. Market St., Corning, NY 14830.