Leona Smith

Obituary of Leona Smith

Leona E. Smith

Painted Post: Leona E. Smith, age 79, of Painted Post, NY died unexpectedly on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at home.

Friends are invited to call from 10:00 to 11:00 am Friday (July 14) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee; where her funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with Lay Pastor Lew Ann Giles officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dundee Library 32 Water St. Dundee, NY 14837.

Leona was born December 4, 1937 in Penn Yan, NY, one of nine daughters of the late Albert E. and Anna Lajza Hess Sr. She graduated from Dundee Central School in 1955. On June 14, 1958 in Dundee, NY she married Robert E. Smith who passed away on July 10, 2006. She was employed by Corning Inc. for 36 years, retiring as an e-mail coordinator in 1994. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, crochet, and loved yard work, gardening, and growing flowers.

She is survived by 5 sisters Shirley Dobson of Himrod, NY, Mary Ruth (Jerry) Whipple of Florida, Mildred Bates of Penn Yan, NY, Rose Marie (Kenneth) Smith of Watkins Glen, NY, and Cora Jane (Roger) Miller of Dundee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and her husband, she was pre-deceased by a brother Albert E. Hess Jr., and 3 sisters Gloria Grenham, Virginia Stahl, and Barbara Smith.

Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.