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Jean (Harkless) Smith
July 14, 1944 ~ September 17, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Jean Harkless Smith also known as Zelda Jean Harkless of Kittanning, died under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice and Kittanning Health and Rehab Center at the age of 79. She was born July 14, 1944 in Kittanning; she was the daughter of the late Millard Edward and Dessie Fay (McCanna) Harkless. She delivered mail for years for the Postal Service on a rural route in Kittanning.
Jean is survived by her sons Dale V. Smith and Randy H. (Sarah) Smith; her siblings Linda Harkless Stamp of Worthington; Millard E. Harkless Jr. of Sarver; Lori Sue Harkless McLay of Cowansville; 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was most fond and proud of her daughter in law Sarah and loved introducing her to everyone she met.
In addition to the parents she was preceded in death by her brothers William Wilson Harkless and Jack Edward Harkless; sister Joan Claypool.
Words she lived by were “I did what I could with what I had.” In her final days she wanted everyone to know that she loved them.
Friends will be received on Thursday September 21, 2023 at the F. Duane Snyder Funeral Home in Worthington from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at noon with Pastor Sue Foster officiating. Interment in Lawn Haven Burial Estates will be at a later time.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s honor to Good Samaritan Hospice.