Linda D. Smitley

June 6, 1949September 25, 2020

Linda D. Smitley, 71 of Mather, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020.

She was born June 6, 1949 in Waynesburg, a daughter of the late Harold and Opal Shriver Moon. Her husband, Herbert O. “Butch” Smitley passed away on March 18, 2004.

Linda had worked as a nurse at the Grove in Washington. She resided most of her life in Mather. She was an excellent mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Over the years, Linda opened her heart and her home to all of her children’s friends. She enjoyed fishing gardening, and travel.

Surviving are three sons, Kevin Smitley of Dayton, Nevada, Brant Smitley of Graysville, and Herbert Smitley Jr. (Hillary) of Mather; two daughters, Kelly Gibbs (Kevin) of Mather, and Cindy Nesto (Rich) of Mather. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, Jada, Christopher, Sabrina, Devin, Janessa, Branson, Landon, Raelyn, Lucas, TiaAnna, Jasmine, Dustin, Brianna, Herbert III, Tristin, Josh, Haley, Colton, Dayton, and Kevin Gibbs Jr.; three sisters, Brenda Freeman, Cynthia Gaydos, and Pam Broadwater; and one brother, Gary Moon.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Butch Moon. Private services are entrusted to Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, Supervisor. Condolences may be offered at


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Tess Gibbs

September 30, 2020

Linda and I had the funnest friendship! I met her many years ago when my uncle Kevin married her daughter Kelly. Everytime Linda would see me, she would say “here we go”, because she knew that it was time for me and here to go back and forth with our jokes. We would always make jokes to each other. I always asked her if she wanted a beer, and she would say NO Tess!!! I sure will miss seeing her. Many prayers for her. Linda was a strong woman who meant the words she said! One thing you did not do around Linda was be disrespectful! Because she would put you right your place! Xoxox love you Linda! Love Tess

Margaret Yokopovich

September 29, 2020

Remember setting and talking to her on her mom porch with my mom.

Pam Jones

September 27, 2020

I worked with Linda for about 6 years at Horizon Senior Care. A great nurse and very enjoyable to work with. We worked hard but we enjoyed laughing together. Condolences to her family

Roxanne Haley

September 27, 2020

Linda and I worked together for many years at Horizon. She was a great nurse, and a loyal friend. I remember our many trips home on 70 in the snow. We gave each other courage. RIP my dear friend, Roxella

Gloria Grimaldi

September 26, 2020

So very sorry to hear that my best friend and co-worker passed away-we worked together for many years and Linda was a kind soul and was there for everyone if you needed her!! Hard worker and dedicated to her nursing profession! She will be missed every day of my life!! Condolences to Her daughter Cindy and Family. Rest In Peace now Linda. LOL

Melissa Williamson

September 26, 2020

Linda was a beautiful soul who did so much for others and asked for nothing in return. She will be deeply missed and I am grateful I had her in my life. Honored and blessed to call her my friend all these years. Rest In Peace. Love you!

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