Martha L. Smith, age 86, of 339 E. Jamestown Rd., Greenville passed away Thursday morning, October 22, 2020 in St. Paul's Senior Living Community. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on February 22, 1934 a daughter of Ernest and Loreen (Schricker) Hoard. She was a graduate of Plainwell High School and received her music degree form Kalamazoo College. On May 21, 1955 Martha married Fred Smith, he passed away November 15, 2011.

Martha was an organist and choir director for several churches. She was a member of Hillside Presbyterian Church, Greenville. Martha enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.

She is survived by a daughter, Karyn Kirchhofer and her husband Lee of Hadley; two sons, Craig Smith and his wife Rebecca of Hatboro, PA and Randy Smith and his wife Ruth of Highlands Ranch, CO; two brothers, Phillip Hoard and his wife Ellen of Portage, MI, John Hoard and his wife Dee of Kalamazoo, MI; ten grandchildren, Michelle, Jaime, Cory, Kyle, Alicia, Lauren, Sarah, Matthew, Kathryn, and Adam; three great grandchildren, Micah, Emmett, and Aaron. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother David Hoard.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Hillside Presbyterian Church, 2 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.


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  1. Kim Ferguson Kim Ferguson
    October 26, 2020    

    To Martha’s family,
    My dad Clair lived next to your mom at the Heritage at St. Paul’s for over 2 years until he moved to Ohio with me. I enjoyed MANY great conversations with your mom each time I visited my dad. She shared kind words with dad and me when my mom passed away as well. I will never forget her kindness, smile, positive attitude, her love of her family and her best friend Gracie.
    My dad so enjoyed having Martha as his neighbor and friend.
    Sending thoughts and prayers to your entire family.
    I am also blessed to have grown up at Hillside Presbyterian Church. Even though I have been in Ohio since 1984 I still and always will hold Hillside in my heart.

    Peace Be With You All.
    Kim Ferguson

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