Marguerite Smith

Obituary of Marguerite E. Smith

Smethport - Marguerite E. “Peg” Smith, 87, of Smethport, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side and joining her husband in heaven on Thursday (June 15, 2023) at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport.


She was born April 23, 1936 in Farmers Valley, the daughter of Roy and Verna (Ross) Miller. On March 9, 1957, in Farmers Valley, PA, she married Herbert A. Smith, who died March 24, 2015.


Peg was a graduate of Smethport Area High School and attended New Penn Beauty School, where she received her certification as a beautician. 


Peg had several jobs over the years, but being a beautician was her mainstay.  She worked at the courthouse for a brief period of time. She owned and operated her own shop as well as traveled to Sena Kean Manor and to her elder client’s homes to do their hair.


She attended the Free Christian Evangelical Church of Smethport and enjoyed indoor and outdoor plants, bird watching (especially hummingbirds), doing puzzles, watching figure skating and Polka Dancing.  She loved listening to Gospel Music and old Country Music.  Peg was always smiling and giving words of encouragement to friends and family.


She is survived by:

One son:  James L. Smith of Smethport

One daughter:  Naomi S. (Donald) Raught of Smethport

Grandchildren: Jessica Raught, Caleb Raught, Micah Raught, Jamie (Justin) Smith Swede, Jacob Raught, Collin Smith, Brittney Smith, Aaron Raught, Natalie Smith and Noah Raught

Five great grandchildren

One brother:  Charles Miller of Farmers Valley

And many nieces and nephews


In addition to her parents and husband, Peg was preceded in death by four brothers:  Frank, Robert William and infant Leonard Miller; four sisters:  Gertrude Freeman, Jane Fillhart, infant Charlotte Miller and closest sister and best friend, Muriel Towner.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 11AM to noon at the Free Christian Evangelical Church of Smethport, where  a memorial service will begin at noon with the Rev. B.J. Simms, pastor, officiating. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Free Christian Evangelical Church of Smethport or Potter County Hospice. Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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