Marie Smith, 91, office manager at coffee co.

By on February 9, 2012

Marie C. Smith, 91, formerly of Ephrata and Ventor, N.J., passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon.

Her husband, the late Raymond H. Smith Sr., passed away in 1988. Marie was born in Northfield, N.J., daughter of the late Harry O., and Amelia J. (Barclay) Carlson.

She graduated from Pleasantville High School and worked as office manager at Ireland Coffee Company in Pleasantville, N.J., for 23 years until her retirement in 1972. Marie had been a resident of Lancaster County since 1979.

She is survived by a son: Raymond H. Smith Jr., husband of Mary Smith, of Absegon, N.J.; a daughter: Carol L., wife of Randolph R. Carpenter, of Ephrata; nine grandchildren: Rick, husband of Anna Smith, John, husband of Susan Peterson, Kari, wife of Kevin Scull, and Kyle, husband of Helene Smith, all of New Jersey; Nicholas, husband of Kristin Marshall, of New Zealand; Michele, wife of Brian Miller, of New Jersey; Candace, wife of Troy Boyer, and Christy Carpenter, companion of Michael Demario, all of Pennsylvania; and Katy Carpenter, wife of Michael Hanson, of New York; a sister: Emily J. Crane, of Ephrata; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Marie was preceded in death by a sister: Florence M. Harley.

Memorial services will be held on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. at Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, with the Rev. Mathew Crane officiating.

Kindly omit flowers.

Donations in Marie’s memory may be made to Hospice of Lancaster County P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or, to the Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Services are under the care of Paul L. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata. To offer condolences, visit

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