NEWPORT: Rita M. Smiley, 81, of Newport, Pa. passed away Sunday October 12, 2014 in the Harrisburg Hospital.
Rita was born October 3, 1933 in Newport. She was the daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Byers) Myers. She was the widow of the late John M. Smiley of Shermans Dale and companion Robert Turnbaugh of Newport. She was also preceded in death by grandson Nicholas Smiley.
Rita was a very loving and caring mother. She was a graduate of Newport High School and retired from the State Government and is a member of the New Harvest Church.
Rita is survived by a son and two daughters, Daniel Smiley and his wife Tammy of Newport, Suzanne Weiser and her husband Ed of Liverpool, and Jody Coleman and her husband Karl of Harrisburg, sisters, Shirley Seigler, Irene Harris, Barbara Blaine, Deborah Jones and Darla Kuhn, six grandchildren, Jason Smiley, Edward Weiser, Alan Weiser, Amanda Crockett, David Dudley, and Jennifer Clement and 12 great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to services on Thursday at the David Myers Funeral Home, Newport for a viewing from 12 PM until the funeral service at 1 PM with Pastor Warren Peachey officiating. Burial will follow in the Newport Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Newport Ambulance League, 50 South Third Street, Newport, Pa. 17074.