Clara "Marie" (Moler) Smith

June 7, 1930 ~ September 26, 2019 (age 89)

Clara "Marie" Smith, 89, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Herminie, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. She was born June 7, 1930, in Herminie, and was a daughter of the late John E. and Stephanie (Pregrad) Moler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; a daughter, Valerie Thomas; and infant son. She enjoyed bingo and knitting. Marie is survived by daughters, Doreen Chapman, of Marietta, Ga., and Audrey Elias, of The Villages; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.  She will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and neighbors, near and far. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME, 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, at which time a funeral liturgy will be held in the funeral home. Interment will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL 32778, in memory of Marie. To send online condolences, please visit and

Donations may be made to:

Cornerstone Hospice Foundation
2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares FL 32778

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