Rushford --- Verna E. Smith of 9012 Buffalo Street died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 in Olean General Hospital. She was born on August 26, 1930 in North Dakota, a daughter of the late Laverne and Mary Burley Palmateer. On July 18, 1953 in Pennsylvania she married Arthur Smith who survives.
Verna was an extremely active member of the Rushford United Methodist Church, church treasurer and took part in the church’s thrift store. She was a former employee of the Rushford Post Office.
She loved dancing, bowling, snowmobiling and spending time with her friends and family.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three sons, Dale Smith of Rushford, Gary (Debra) Smith of Arcade, Lynn (Tracy) Smith of Farmersville, a step-son, Greg (Sue) Bly of Texas, eight grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a brother, Sanford Palmateer and a sister, Juanita Palmeteer.
A private funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. Craig Buelow, pastor of the Rushford United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Rushford Cemetery, Rushford. The funeral service will be streamed.
Memorials if desired to: Rushford United Methodist Church, PO Box 35, Rushford, NY 14777 or the Rushford Rescue Squad, 8911 Upper Street, Rushford, NY 14777
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