Irene E. Smith

May 26, 1913October 15, 2020

Irene Elizabeth Smith passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the age of 107. She was born on May 26, 1913 in Robertsdale, PA the daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Rabenstine) McLaughin. On July 3, 1930 she married Clark E. Smith and has lived on the family farm in Goshen Township, Clearfield, PA ever since. Most friends and neighbors called her “Grammy”. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, put in large gardens, canning and freezing the produce, and especially loved her flower gardens. Irene was the proud mother of ten children: Hazel (Stan) Slater, Clara (Bill) McNeal, Frank Smith, Dorothy (Erny) Hauck, Larry (Shirley) Smith, Clyde (Martha) Smith, Ruth (Russ) Bechtel, Lora (Bill) Layton, Gene (Lois) Smith and Rosemary (Jim) Smith. She is survived by eight of her children, twenty grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren, and a brother, Melvin McLaughin and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two children, Dorothy and Frank and eight siblings: William Nile, James Leroy, Alton, Victor, Wilton Harold and Charles Jr. McLaughlin, Eva Bailor and Loretta Kurten. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kenneth Leonard officiating. Burial will be in Goshen Cemetery. The family suggest memorial contributions to be made to the Goshen United Methodist Church or Clearfield County Historical Society. The Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. are entrusted with funeral arrangements. To send online tributes please go to


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Kandy Biancuzzo

October 19, 2020

Grammy was the sweetest woman that ever was we did a lot together we talked she talked about old times ,we did a puzzle books together and she loved looking at the cows in the field,andthe trees changing , she also loveflowers and she will be missed dearly she wasn’t my Grammy but she sure felt like it because I never got to meet any of my Grammys I love her so much I will miss her dearly love you Grammy

Lora Layton

October 17, 2020

Best mom ever.


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