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Mary Louise Smith

Mary Louise  (John) Smith, age 87, 124 Pine Street, Catawissa, died at 6:49 a. m. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Signature Health Care of Bloomsburg in Scott Township.

Born in Catawissa on June 17, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Pursell Paul and Mary L. (Terwilliger) John.  Her early life was spent in Catawissa where she was a 1947 graduate of the former Catawissa High School, She resided in California for many years before returning to Catawissa about 25 years ago.

Mary Louise owned the former Smith's Cafe in Catawissa for a number of years before retiring.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, William McKinley Buckalew and John Smith; a son,   William John Buckalew; two sisters: Louella Shepperson and Ruth Mills; and by two brothers: Paul P. John and Roland John.

Surviving is her son, Jay Scott Buckalew, Catawissa; three brothers: Gerald John, and his wife Pamela, Berwick; Wayne John, and his wife Carol, Colden, New York; Robert D. John, and his wife Barbara, Catawissa;  a sister, Lois Jean Futoma, Berwick; and many nieces and nephews.

There will not be any funeral services or viewing.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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Bob, Barbara, and Belinda Dec 23 2016 12:00 AM

We are so saddened to hear of our Aunt Mary's passing. Our hearts go out to her remaining siblings, her son, and extended relatives. We have so many fond memories of joking around with her. She certainly was a "one of a kind" gal. She will be missed.

RIP Crazy Aunt Mary!

Rick and Tracey Wilson

Tracey Wilson Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Smith

Mary Woodruff Dec 22 2016 12:00 AM

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