Alice B. Smithley, 87, of Bolivar, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, in her home.
She was born July 6, 1933, in Bolivar, a daughter of the late Robert and Venna (Short) Rolley.
Alice was a member of Oak Grove Church of Christ in Ligonier. She was a loving and devoted wife to her late husband, Donald E. “Pap” Smithley, who passed away March 10, 2010. A wonderful and loving mother to her children, and a grandmother who was cherished and adored by her grandchildren. Alice also played a vital role in managing the accounting for the family business, Smithley Construction.
Along with her parents and husband, Alice was preceded in death by two sons, Donald J. Smithley on September 4, 2014, and Richard E. Smithley on March 7, 2017; a great-grandson, Aiden Figard; a brother, Joseph (Virginia) Rolley, a sister, Sandra Malloy; and Alice’s beloved pup, “Tut”.
She is survived by a son, Randy J. (Yvonne) Smithley, of Bolivar; a daughter, Kathi (Bill) Becer, of Ligonier; a daughter-in-law, Billie Sue Smithley, of Blairsville; eight grandchildren, Megan Becer, Morgan (fiancé, Erik Showalter) Becer, Ronald (Katja) Smithley, Mindy (Jeff) Figard, Christopher (Lindsey) Smithley, Curtis Smithley, Melissa (George) Brinker, and Jennifer (Dan) Fletcher; nine great-grandchildren, Kyle and Renee Fletcher, Ryan Smithley, Delaney and Colton Figard, Cole and Brooklyn Smithley, Jenna and Braden Brinker; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Stinebiser, of New Stanton, and Connie O’Brien, of Connellsville.
Friends and family will be received Wednesday, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm, at Snyder-Green Funeral Home, Inc., 402 E. Church Street, Ligonier. Viewing will also be held at Oak Grove Church of Christ, 3742 Route 711, Ligonier, Thursday, from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am. Interment to follow in Fort Palmer Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.snydergreenfh.com.
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