BLAIRSVILLE — SMITH – Lillian Paulene (Vizi), 69, Blairsville, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at her home with her family by her bedside after a long courageous battle with cancer. A daughter of Albert and Viola (Bollinger) Vizi, she was born Nov. 23, 1943, in Windber. Lillian graduated from Windber High School in 1961 and worked for Blairsville-Saltsburg School District for 28 years, retiring in 2009, as the elementary cafeteria manager in Blairsville. She was a member of Independent Traditional Holiness Church, Indiana, where she was the financial secretary and taught Sunday school and also was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. She enjoyed flower gardening and watching basketball games at Blairsville and Homer City. Surviving are her husband of 42 years, William D. Smith, whom she married Sept. 26, 1970; a daughter, Kelli D. Zerfoss (Jeffrey), Homer City; a granddaughter, Kierisa Zerfoss; a sister, Violet Gladis, Windber; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Albert “Toby” Vizi; a sister-in-law, Margaret Vizi; and a brother-in-law, Richard Gladis. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Williamson and the Rev. David Lee, co-officiating. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville. Memorial contributions in Lillian’s name may be made to Independent Traditional Holiness Church, 5065 Ferguson Road, Indiana, Pa. 15701. To view the online obituary, sign the guest registry or send condolences, visit www.shoemakerfh-monuments.com.
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