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Wilma B. Smith

Dec 24, 2013

Wilma B. Smith, 98, formerly of Hughesville, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Kramm Nursing Home, Milton.

Born March 28, 1915, in Muncy, she was a daughter of the late Frederick J. and Ida Mae Tallman Beilharz. Her husband of 41 years, Clifton E. Smith, preceded her in death on May 5, 1975.

Wilma retired as the food service supervisor for the East Lycoming School District, after having worked there for over 21 years, and was well known for her “fudgies.” She was a life member of the Pennsylvania School Food Service Association, a life member of Pennsylvania School Employees Association and a charter member of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter School Food Service and was the only member to hold every position in the association.

Wilma was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hughesville, for 78 years where she served as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent for 13 years. She served as poultry superintendent of the Lycoming County fair for over 25 years and was a member of the former Leganni Hanne Chapter of Sweet Adelines.

In 1992, Wilma was awarded the Master Tutor certificate by the Literacy Program for over 325 hours of tutoring. She also enjoyed reading and storytelling to second and third grade students at the East Lycoming School District, crossword puzzles and bowling. In 1998 she was inducted into the WWBA Hall of Fame.

Surviving are a son, Jack T. (Dorothy) Smith, of Hughesville and a grandson, Jeremy T. Smith, of Hughesville.

In addition to her parents and husband, Wilma was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Beilharz and a brother, Lawrence Beilharz.

A memorial service was 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 122 S. Main St., Hughesville, with Rev. Ronald G. Montgomery and Rev. Cinda J. Brucker co-officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Friends called from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

The family provided the flowers and suggest memorial contributions be made to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.