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1933 Julia 2020

Julia Smith

March 22, 1933 — November 4, 2020

Julia M. Smith, 87, of Southwest Greensburg, died, Wednesday, November 4, 2020 in The Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Greater Pittsburgh.  She was born in Mt. Joy, PA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Witmer.  She was a member of Christ’s Church, Greensburg where she sang in the choir for 40 years.  Prior to retirement, she was employed as a secretary for Greensburg Salem School District.  Julia was a member of the Eastern Star #435, Order of Amaranth, Inc. and White Shrine of Jerusalem.  She belonged to the Southwest Greensburg Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and was a former council member of Southwest Greensburg Borough.  She was also a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Smith; her grandson, Jesse Decker; 3 brothers, Rev. Elmer Witmer, William Witmer and Joseph Witmer.  She is survived by her children, Timothy A. Smith (Esther) and Patricia Smith; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  In accordance with Julia’s wishes, there will be no visitation and services will be private.  Arrangements are being handled by Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, Greensburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ’s Church, 145 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 or to Southwest Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department, 401 Guthrie Street, Southwest Greensburg, PA 15601.  For online condolences, please visit

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