Mabel M. Smith
Mabel M. Smith, 87, of Pohatcong Township, N.J., passed away January 8, 2017, at St. Luke's Warren Campus in Phillipsburg. Born February 21, 1929, in Raubsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Pursell and Mabel Fleming Pursell. She was predeceased by her husband, the late Earl Smith. Mrs. Smith was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Riegelsville, PA, the VFW in Milford, N.J., as well as a member of the ladies auxiliaries for both the Huntington Fire Company in Pohatcong Township, N.J. and the Riegelsville Fire Company. She is survived by her children; Jean Deemer, of Alpha, N.J., Joseph E. Smith and wife Deborah, of Stewartsville, N.J., and Anna Smith, of Pohatcong Township, N.J. Also surviving are a brother and sister; Ruth Trincheria and Leo Pursell, both of Alpha, N.J. Grandchildren are: Tanya, Lisa, Holly, Earl, and Raymond as well as 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great great- grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Smith was predeceased by brothers and sisters; Edna Kelly, Charles Pursell Jr., Mary Lippincott, Marion Mills, Shirley Van Doren, and Celia Godown. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11:00am at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 305 Delaware Road, Riegelsville, PA. There will be a calling hour in the church on Thursday from 10-11am. The interment will be at the Durham Cemetery. www.fineganfh.com . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church, PO Box 188, Riegelsville, PA, 18077 or the Huntington Fire Company, 1 Maple Avenue, Phillipsburg, N.J. 08865.
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