Mary Lou Smith


Mary Lou Smith, 80, of Fenelton, passed away Friday morning, June 5, 2020 at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler.

Mary Lou was born in Pittsburgh on February 27, 1940. She was the daughter of the late Adolph John and Mildred Fitz Pelcer.

She had attended McKeesport High School. Mrs. Smith was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of the Young at Heart group at St. Patrick Church in Brady’s Bend and was a former member of the Zoo Bowling League. Mary Lou was married in Winchester, WV. on April 25, 1958 to Ronald E. Smith.

In addition to her husband, Mary Lou is survived by a son, John E. Smith and his wife, Arlene, of Chicora; two daughters, Patricia Felsing of Georgia and Kimberly Sutton and her husband, Donald, of Chicora, her grandchildren; Melissa Evitt and her husband, Josh, Kenneth Rivers and his wife, Mary, Christa Whalen and her husband Nich, Nicholas Sutton and his wife, Emily, Jonathan Smith and his wife, Chelsea, Brice Sutton, Justin Smith, and Courtney Sutton; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Joanne Tomco of White Oak, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by a son, Michael W. Smith; a sister, Nancy Yotter; two brothers–in– law, and two nephews.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday from St. Wendelin Roman Catholic Church, 210 St. Wendelin Rd., Butler, with the Father Matt McClain, church pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Wendelin Cemetery. The family requests that anyone attending the visitation or funeral service wear something yellow in remembrance of Mary Lou.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Smith’s name may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, www.diabetes foundationinc.org, the American Cancer Society, www. cancer.org, or the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.

For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com.


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