M. Clementine Smouse

COLLINS – M. Clementine Smouse, age 80, of Lenox Road, Collins, NY passed away Tuesday April 29, 2014 at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, NY surrounded by family.

Born Martha Clementine Stiver September 8, 1933 in Punxsutawney, Pa., one of two daughters born to Edward and Alice (Jordan) Stiver.

Clem married Raymond Smouse Oct 18, 1952 at the home of her parents in Cloe, Pa. Raymond survives.

A member of the Gowanda United Methodist Church, Clementine and Raymond were long standing members. She served on various boards/ committees of the church throughout the years, and was the church treasurer at the time of her death, a position she held for a very long time. Other memberships included the Gowanda Garden Club and Friends of Collins Library. Clem worked for nearly 25 years at the Gowanda Free Library in Gowanda, NY

Survivors, besides her husband of 61 years, include two sons, Dennis (Barbara) Smouse of Monroeton, Pa., Edward (Marjorie) Smouse of Springville and a daughter Kathy Smouse of Gowanda. Grandchildren Jay, Ryan, Ashley, James and Jamie, Great-grandchildren Sara, Keegan, Kollin, Peyton and Aidan. Sister of Joyce (Jack) Laverty of Longview Tx. Nieces and nephews also survive

Clementine’s father Edward passed away August 16, 1969; her mother Alice April 14, 2010.

Friends may call at the SCHINDLER FUNERAL HOME, 44 Center Street Gowanda from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock on Saturday. Funeral services will be held Sunday May 4, 2014 at 1p.m. from the Gowanda United Methodist Church 30 North Chapel St. Gowanda 14070 (assemble at church) Interment in the Pine Hill Cemetery, Gowanda, NY. Memorials may be made to the church.