Dorothy R. Graybill, 84, founded the Historic Smithton Inn, grew award-winning dahlias

By on March 8, 2017

Dorothy R. Graybill, 84, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at the Gardens at Stevens Nursing Home.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Aaron and Edna (Ravegum) Graybill, and was the wife of the late Allan Smith.

Dorothy was an innkeeper for the Historic Smithton Inn, which her and her husband founded. She was an avid gardener and especially loved her award winning dahlias.

Dorothy is survived by a brother: Donald Graybill of Ephrata; a sister: Evelyn, wife of Leo Houck, of New Holland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters: Carrie Hunsinger and June Hummer.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to American Cancer Society-Lancaster County, Unit 314, Good Drive, Lancaster, PA, 17603.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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