Caroline June Smith, 92 died Tuesday afternoon February 25, 2020 at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona.
She was born October 5, 1927 in Altoona a daughter of the late Raymond and Laura (Croft) Laughlin. She married Edgar R. Smith on June 22, 1948 in Altoona. He preceded her in death May 2, 1984.
Surviving are two children, son Edgar K. Smith and his wife, Pilar; daughter Leanna Hardy and her husband, Don; five grandchildren, Jamie, Rachel, Martin, Sharron and Wade; five great grandchildren, Wyatt, Byron, Maddy, Katy and Weston; a brother Donald Laughlin; a sister Donna Slates; and numerous nieces and nephews.
June was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Dave, Robert and Ed Laughlin and two sisters, Lorraine Snyder and Judith Ann Laughlin.
Mrs. Smith was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona for 92 years where she was the head of the Junior Luther League for many years. She loved her church and enjoyed sending birthday cards to her church family.
She was a 1945 graduate of Altoona High School.
June worked alongside her father and two brothers as co-owner of Laughlin Electric for over 50 years.
She loved children and was a volunteer at Washington-Jefferson Elementary School. She also enjoyed going to yard sales and talking to everyone she could.
Special thanks to all Leanna’s co-workers at Maybrook Hills who took such great care of our “Mama June” and the also to the staff of Grane Hospice.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Monday March 2, 2020 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona where a funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Drew McCaffery officiating. Interment will be made at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602.
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