PAWLING, N.Y. -- Lucy Etta Smith, a lifetime resident of Pawling, died Thursday, April 28. She was 86.
Born July 27,1929, in Pawling, she was the daughter of Clifford and Isabel (Osborn) Ryea.
She worked at the L.A. 5 & 10 store in Pawling and did private home health care. She also was very active in the Pawling community, volunteering at the Pawling Resource and Service Center. She also worked every Pawling Fire Department carnival in the soft drink booth.
She was a past commander of the Hasler-Kamp Post American Legion Auxiliary, and sold hundreds of poppies for the legion. She also was a friend of Bill W. for 40 years, and a member of the Central Baptist Church of Pawling.
She is survived by four sons, Robert (Suzanne) of Wappingers Falls, Elmer “Rusty” (Patricia) of Pawling, David (Jackie) of Blossburg, Pa. and Bruce (Jill) of Pine Plains; four daughters, Constance Cornell (Don) of Pawling, Carol Dykeman of Missoula, Mont., Janet Townsend of LaGrange and Patricia Schaniel (Richard) of Spring Hill, Fla.; grandchildren, Rebecca Cornell, Andrew (Beth Anne) Cornell, Goldie (William) Hamilton, Monica Forte, Christopher (Jill) Smith, Timothy Smith, Janette and Joanna Townsend, Keith (Jennifer) Schaniel, Josh Schaniel, and Joseph (Michelle) Schaniel, Judy (Gary) Stoerzinger, Tye (Lauryn) Dehna, Tanya and Robbie III (Naomi) Dykeman; great-grandchildren, Gillian, Libby, Scout, Jonathan, Kayla, Kevin, LeeAnne, Kiera, Dorothy, Gary, Alexis, Kaden, Lathan, and Tye Cooper; two great-great granddaughters; and her sister-in-law, Lois (Dykeman) Ryea, of Randolph, N.H.
Family and friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Horn & Thomes, Inc. Funeral Home, 83 E. Main St., Pawling. Friends of Bill W. will conduct a private service at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Central Baptist Church of Pawling. Burial will follow at Pawling Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Central Baptist Church of Pawling.
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