Betty L. Smith, 91, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on March 24, 2023 at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born on May 2, 1931 in Bakers Summit; daughter of the late George H. and Annie (Hoover) Sell. On May 10, 1953 in Roaring Spring, she was united in marriage to Charles L. Smith; together they spent 69 years.
Betty was a Class of 1951 graduate of Roaring Spring High School. She was employed as a telephone operator for United Telephone and worked alongside her husband on the family farm for many years. Betty was a member of the Waterside Church of the Brethren where she was a Sunday and Bible School Teacher. She enjoyed gardening, word searches, traveling, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Betty was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Wayne Ritchey; brothers, Daniel, Russell, Wilbert, and Herbert Sell; and sisters, Mary Guyer, A. Marguerite Smith, and A. Louise Claybaugh.
Surviving is husband, Charles L. Smith; children, Cheryl Pote (Joel), Kenneth L. Smith (Karen), Sharon Friedenberger (Max), and John H. Smith (girlfriend, April) all of Woodbury; grandchildren, Shawn Pote (Katie), Jessica Douglas (Brad), Jodie Case (Matt), Ryan Ritchey, Jenna Smith, and Hailey Smith; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Leslie, Terry, Ty, Hayden, Myah, Tyler, Jordan, and Kylie; 3 great-great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren, Kristen, Mark, and Tawnya Claypoole; 5 step-great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Gochnour; sisters-in-law, Marilyn Sell and Anna Mae Rettburg; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Friday, March 31, 2023 from 10:00AM until the 11:00AM Funeral Service at the Waterside Church of the Brethren. Pastor Eric Poteat will be officiating. Interment will be in Dry Hill Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in Betty’s name may be given to the Waterside Church of the Brethren.
Arrangements by Stone Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
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