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Neill Funeral Home

3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA

OBITUARY

Nelle Jean Smith

November 13, 1929September 30, 2019

Nelle Jean Holthouse Smith, 89, of Nokomis, Florida and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully Monday, September 30, 2019 with family at her side at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice. Born November 13, 1929 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, to her parents Bernard and Nelle Holthouse, Nelle Jean attended St. Cecelia Academy in Nashville, Tennessee and also St Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from St Louis Missouri University and her Masters degree in Education from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg PA. Nelle Jean was an English teacher and Guidance Counselor for Central Dauphin School District for many years where she tremendously enjoyed teaching and counseling students. Nelle Jean was a past board member for Keystone Counseling Association, Harrisburg League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women and Hemlock Girl Scout Council Service Unit. She was a past member of Phi Delta Kappa, the editorial member of the PA Personnel and Guidance Journal plus she was on the Advisory Committee for Secondary School Counselors for the PA Department of Education. Nelle Jean was a current member of the CCW Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, FL and the Venice Area Garden Club where she designed baskets for VAGC home tour benefiting college scholarship funds for Venice High School and beautification projects for the city of Venice, FL. Nelle Jean was well known for her theme parties that she hosted in her home that are so memorable to all those that attended. She also loved gardening, traveling, reading, artwork, and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lawrence, her daughter Beverly and her son Gregory. Nelle Jean is survived by her daughter Emily Waverka (Frank) of Venice, Florida, Kimberly Manotti of Venice, FL and Melanie Smith of Glendale AZ. She is also survived by her seven granddaughters whom she adored immensely, four great grandsons who kept her happy and young along with many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the AAUW Beverly Jean Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, P O Box 60911, Harrisburg PA 17106. (Memo Smith Scholarship). The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay Assisted Living and Tidewell Hospice in Venice that provided Nelle Jean with the utmost care and understanding. A memorial mass will be held October 26 at 2:00 pm at St Catherine Laboure Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA. www.pennlive.com/obits

Nelle Jean Holthouse Smith, 89, of Nokomis, Florida and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully Monday, September 30, 2019 with family at her side at Tidewell Hospice House in Venice. Born November 13, 1929 in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, to her parents Bernard and Nelle Holthouse, Nelle Jean attended St. Cecelia Academy in Nashville, Tennessee and also St Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from St Louis Missouri University and her Masters degree in Education from Shippensburg University in Shippensburg PA. Nelle Jean was an English teacher and Guidance Counselor for Central Dauphin School District for many years where she tremendously enjoyed teaching and counseling students. Nelle Jean was a past board member for Keystone Counseling Association, Harrisburg League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women and Hemlock Girl Scout Council Service Unit. She was a past member of Phi Delta Kappa, the editorial member of the PA Personnel and Guidance Journal plus she was on the Advisory Committee for Secondary School Counselors for the PA Department of Education. Nelle Jean was a current member of the CCW Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, FL and the Venice Area Garden Club where she designed baskets for VAGC home tour benefiting college scholarship funds for Venice High School and beautification projects for the city of Venice, FL. Nelle Jean was well known for her theme parties that she hosted in her home that are so memorable to all those that attended. She also loved gardening, traveling, reading, artwork, and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lawrence, her daughter Beverly and her son Gregory. Nelle Jean is survived by her daughter Emily Waverka (Frank) of Venice, Florida, Kimberly Manotti of Venice, FL and Melanie Smith of Glendale AZ. She is also survived by her seven granddaughters whom she adored immensely, four great grandsons who kept her happy and young along with many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the AAUW Beverly Jean Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund, P O Box 60911, Harrisburg PA 17106. (Memo Smith Scholarship). The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful staff at Tuscan Gardens of Venetia Bay Assisted Living and Tidewell Hospice in Venice that provided Nelle Jean with the utmost care and understanding. A memorial mass will be held October 26 at 2:00 pm at St Catherine Laboure Church, 4000 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA.

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