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  • Lorena T. Smith

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  • ILION — Lorena T. Smith, 91, formerly of Ilion, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford.
    Lorena was born on Oct. 28, 1922, in Willowvale, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Florence (Smith) Brown. She was one of nine children and grew up on Paris Hill.
    On Nov. 2, 1940, Lorena married Roger Smith, he passed away in 1960. She worked for years for Mulveys Medical Center and later for Lennox Brothers Pharmacy; where she won awards for window decorating.
    Lorena is survived by her son, Brent and his wife, Debbie, of Cabot Pa.; a daughter, Carole Simpson of Ilion; brother, Ed and his wife, Cathy, of Sauquoit; sisters-in-law, Arlene Brow of Sauquoit, Shirley Brown and Lillian Brown, both of West Winfield; a brother-in-law, Cecil Champ of Sauquoit; four grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Sandy and her husband, David Lenczewski, of Utica. She also leaves ten great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services for Lorena will be held on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion. Deacon James Bower will officiate. In keeping with her wishes there are no calling hours. Interment will be in the spring at the Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, where she will be placed next to her husband Roger.
    Friends are asked to consider memorial donations in Lorena’s name to either the Annunciation Church Building Fund or the Ilion Ambulance Fund. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
    To send online condolences please go to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
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