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Emma L. Smith

March 1, 1960 ~ May 12, 2019 (age 59)

Emma L. Smith 59 of Jeannette died Sunday May 12, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born March 1, 1960 in Greensburg a daughter of the late William Henry Coles and Willie Dean (Anderson) Smith.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Thomas Smith Jr., a nephew Dante Josey, uncle William Anderson Jr., grandmother Emma Anderson, grandfather William Anderson Sr. and his wife Sally Mae Anderson, uncle and aunt Jesse and Florence Nichols.  She is survived by her husband John Foster, two daughters Takeitha Smith and Chara Smith both of Jeannette, five grandchildren Ronell Smith, Kyrie Eason, LaMya Caranese, Anthony Caranese and Manniyah McClinton, siblings:  Minnie Lee Webb of Bessemer, AL, William Anderson III and his wife Marlene of Jeannette, Valerie Smith of Jeannette, Leroy Smith of Pittsburgh, Mary Winton and her husband Solden of Jeannette, Wanda Williams of Pittsburgh and Flora Smith of Jeannette, an uncle Joseph Anderson of Pittsburgh and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. 201 N. First St. Jeannette.  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:00 AM in Rock of Refuge Church, Clay Ave. Jeannette.  Interment will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home.  To send online condolences or make a memorial contribution visit

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