Sara Ann ''Sally'' Smedley, 93, formerly of Rostraver Township, died Saturday, December 11, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Born in Donora on February 28, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William and Thelma (Rupert) Jones.
Sally had worked as a comptometer for US Steel and then as a bank teller. She was a former member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Donora and was currently a member of The Hills Church in South Park. Sally loved playing 500 bid card game and enjoyed her card club of 58+ years. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Music was one of Sally's passions, not only did she play the piano, but she sang in the church choir and taught her children many songs to sing when they would be driving in the car.
She is survived by her children, Thomas J. (Diana) Smedley of Bethel Park, Judy A. (John) Richter of Zelienople, Joy E. O’Bryon of South Park and Hugh W. (Melanie) Smedley of Ruffs Dale; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, William C. Jones of Mechanicsville, VA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Thomas Russell Smedley; sister and her husband, Janie S. (John) Caldwell; sister-in-law, Diane Jones; brothers-in-law and their wives, Hugh A. (Florence) Smedley and Delmar R. (Louise) Smedley.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com where a Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Tom Fodi officiating. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.
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