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Shirley Ann Smith

December 23, 1947 — May 5, 2024

Johnstown, PA

Smith – Shirley Ann, 76, Richland, passed away on May 5, 2024. Born on December 23, 1947 in Johnstown, daughter of Thomas and Reba (Berkebile) Knepper. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, James M. Smith Sr.; brother, Joe Knepper, and sister-in-law, Dianne Knepper. 


She is survived by her loving sons, Bradley J. (Sean), Crestview, FL, Kevin L. (Christine), Dalmatia, PA, Jeffrey W., Rincon, GA, and James M. Jr. (Cynthia), Rincon, GA; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; brothers, Tom (Jane) Knepper, James Knepper, Robert (Paulette) Knepper, and Larry (Bernadette) Knepper; step father, Donald Atwell, and numerous nieces and nephews. 


Shirley was a 1965 graduate of Richland High School. She retired from Bestform. Shirley enjoyed playing BINGO, listening to Elvis Presley, baking, canning, and cooking. She loved to spend time with her family.


At Shirley’s request, there will be no public viewing or service. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Private inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be posted to Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.

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