Leoda M. Smith, 88, of Emporium

Leoda M. Smith, 88, of 372 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys on Friday (February 18, 2011) morning.

She was born August 14, 1922 in Sykesville a daughter of the late Charles and Tursia Toy LaBorde. On July 4, 1954 in St. James Catholic Church, Driftwood she married the late George Smith.

Leoda retired from Sylvania where she worked for many years. After retirement she worked at Olivett’s in the deli for several years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, K of C Christabelle Club, Moose, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Sinnamahoning Sporsman and May Hollow Sporsman Clubs. She enjoyed crochetting items for her family and friends.


Daughter: Georgette, Mrs. Francis Bardo, Huntley

Daughter: Judy Deter, Seneca Falls, NY

Son: Terry Smith and his wife Jill, Emporium

Son: Gary Doud and his wife Linda, Pensacola, FL

Daughter-in-law: Shirley Deter, Harrisburg, PA

7 Grandchildren: Hunter, RaeAnn, Heather Laura, Wade, Nicole & Jayanna

9 Grandchildren

Several: Nieces and nephews,

Preceded in Death By her Parents: Charles and Tursia Toy LaBorde

Husband: George Smith who died in 1988

Son: Craig Deter

1 Grandson: Preston

3 Brothers: Charles, Kenneth & Floyd LaBorde

1 Sister: Nellie Uhl

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (February 19, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 6-8 PM.

Burial will be in the Huntley Cemetery, Huntley, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Cardiac Committee, Inc., P.O. Box 86, Emporium, PA 15834

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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