Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc.

312 East Locust Street, Clearfield, PA



Hesterbell Smith, 100, of Clearfield, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Mt. Nittany Medical Center, State College.

Hester was born November 30, 1919 in Croft, the daughter of Howard and Sarah Ellen (Bain) Irvin.

She was a Homemaker and held various other part time jobs including driving school bus and working in the cafeteria at Clearfield High School.

She taught herself to play the piano, enjoyed singing in church choirs and was a great interior designer. She was an adventurous person, independent and feisty.

Hester was a Christian by Faith.

Hester is survived by her five children; Richard P. Smith and his wife Bertha of Clearfield, Daniel L. Smith of South Carolina, Carol (Smith) Walker and her husband James of Bigler, Joyce (Smith) Rodkey and her husband John David of Clearfield and Janice (Irvin) Dixon of Pleasant Valley, seventeen grandchildren, thirty two great grandchildren, ten great-great grandchildren, a sister, Lois Plubell of LeContes Mills and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul G. Smith who passed away July 26, 2002 and whom she married March 22, 1942, a brother and sister, both in infancy, a brother Homer Irvin, an infant granddaughter and a son-in-law, Boyd Dixon.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, July 3, 2020 at Gillingham Cemetery with Pastor Brenda L. Libreatori officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice or the Clearfield Alliance Christian Academy, 45 Alliance Road, Clearfield, PA 16830.

The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield are in charge of the arrangements.

To send online tributes go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com


  • Graveside Service

    Friday, July 3, 2020



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Joseph Altland

July 1, 2020

Our deepest condolences to family and friends with love Joe Altland and Marjorie McDonald

Gloria Gloss

June 30, 2020

John and I send our condolences to the entire Smith family. May God give you all His peace that surpasses all understanding. God bless. John & Gloria Gloss.