POLAND - Private Christian services were held Monday for Joan M. (Wallis) Smith, 91, who passed away Friday morning with her family by her side at her home.
Joan was born July 27, 1927, in Struthers, a daughter of the late, David and Isabel (McArel) Wallis.
Joan grew up in Struthers and graduated in the January class of 1945 from Struthers High School. After graduating, she was employed in the accounting department and employment office of the Youngstown Sheet & Tube. She was a member of St. Luke Church and their Altar and Rosary Society.
Her husband, Lawrence E. Smith, whom she married in 1946, passed away in 2008. Together they raised their two children.
Joan is survived by her daughter, Nancy Smith; son David Smith, with whom she made her home in Poland; and her beloved basset hound, Angus.
Joan was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Davies.
Material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512.
Joan’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Alex Vrable and his staff for caring for the whole family and especially Hospice of the Valley for their care.
Professional arrangements were handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Poland Chapel.