Grace I. Smith, 83, Manheim native, Doneckers housekeeper, avid reader, gardener

By on September 9, 2015

Grace I. Smith, 83, of Denver, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

She was born in Manheim to the late Elam and Grace (Zellers) Shenenberger; and was the wife of the late Raymond E. Smith, who passed away in 2002.

Grace worked in housekeeping at Doneckers and various shoe factories in the area. She was an avid reader, enjoyed flower gardening and sewing.

She is survived by a daughter: Robin, wife of John Grimshaw, of Denver; two sons: Ray, husband of Barbara Smith, of Nampa, Idaho; Rodney, husband of late Gwendolyn (Adams) Smith, of Mount Joy; three grandchildren: Colton Smith, Amanda Smith, and Daulton Renninger; three great-grandsons; two brothers, Charles, husband of Pamela Shenenberger, of Lititz; James, husband of Margaret Shenenberger, of New Holland; three sisters: Darlene, wife of Robert Henley, of Lititz; Marian, wife of late Alvin McNally, of Lititz; and Faye R. Shenenberger of Manheim.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters: Dorothy Wendler and Shirley Crowther.

Services were held Sept. 4 at Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata, with Pastor Roger Hornberger officiating. Interment took place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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