Ida Rose Smith (Sis), 86, Duncannon, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020.
Born January 12, 1934 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ida (Scheid) Zimmerman and was the widow of Donald S. Smith, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her son, Donald S. Smith, Jr., her grandson, Jason Smith, her Sister Betty Jackson (Dolly) and brother, Charles Zimmerman, Jr. (Buzz).
Ida was outspoken, but had a wonderful sense of humor. Known for her wit, she could always be counted on for a quick comeback, often using one of her patented sayings.
Shopping was a favorite pastime, sometimes for the deal but often because she just knew someone would need what she bought. She also enjoyed singing and crafts, and was an accomplished artist. She often made the clothing for her family’s band, always attending the performances and, in her humorous way, heckling them from the front row. Ida and her husband, Donald loved to dance, and she continued that joy for the rest of her life. While she appreciated country music and all of the music of the fifties and sixties, she especially loved Elvis, much to her husband’s dismay.
Surviving are her children: Randy L. Smith (and his wife, Sharon), Millsboro, DE, Cathy L. Smith-Singleton (and her husband, Steven), Newport, Julie L. Reeder (and her husband, Alan), Duncannon and Daniel S. Smith (and his wife, Jody), Blain; her siblings: Arlene, John, and Eddie; 12 grandchildren: Randy Lee Smith, Jr., Benjamin Smith, Clark Smith, Mandy Jo Camacho, Jessica Blosser, Justin Conrad, Brandon Smith, Travis Mutzabaugh, Christopher Reeder, Courtney Shade, Michael Shade, and Amber Shade; 26 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandson; nieces and nephews; and many other family members and friends, all of whom will miss her joyful presence dearly.
Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, 3626 Sherman’s Valley Road, Loysville, where friends will be received from 10:00 am until time of services.
Burial beside her beloved husband will be in Blain Cemetery.
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