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Schuylkill County Obituaries

Larona A Smink, 84 – Member of the Pitman Trio

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Larona A Smink, 84, of Pitman, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020 at York Terrace, Pottsville.

Larona was born in Klingerstown, on April 27, 1936, a daughter of the late Irene K (Reed) and Clarence E Wiest.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lamar Klinger, who passed away in 1974, her second husband H. Charles “Charlie” Smink who passed away in 2011, and her companion Guy Schreffler who passed away in 2019.

She attended Upper Mahantongo Schools and worked part time at Crossroads Market, Spread Eagle Farm, Koppy’s Store and Snyder’s Greenhouse

She was a member of the Idella Rebekah Lodge #58 of Dornsife, Woodmen of the World Lodge 433 of Pitman, and the Tri-Valley and Mahantongo Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the Pitman Trio and the Wolfe Family Band.

Larona volunteered for many years at the Friendly Nursing Home and also enjoyed helping wherever she was needed. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, playing guitar, square dancing, and looked forward to getting together with her coloring group and sewing group.

Larona is survived by two daughters, Charlene Woodring, wife of Homer Jr, of Catawissa; Bonnie Snyder, wife of James E., of Rebuck; two sons Brian Klinger, husband of Sheila, of Klingerstown; Todd, husband of Betty Klinger, of Leck Kill; 10 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren,4 Great-Great Grandchildren.

Private services will be held at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Jonathan Jenkins officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael’s Lutheran Church 48 Main St., Klingerstown, PA 17941 or Hepler’s Church of God C/O Mark Swinehart 95 South Road, Pitman, PA 17964

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. To sign the online guest book please visit

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