She was born Jan. 11, 1926 in Warren, Pa., the daughter of the late Lloyd and Effie Smith Vinton.
Violet enjoyed nature and loved her grandchildren.
She is survived by five children, Edward A. Smith of Westfield, Garnet (David) Ecker of Mayville, Donna Mandell of Jamestown, Roberta (Roger) Jackson of Westfield, and Danny L. Smith of Hartfield; 11 grandchildren, Sheri Bova, Dixie Gilmore, Diana Smith, Shawn Smith, Chris Ecker, Tadd Alexander, Jason Alexander, Ryan Jackson, Mark Jackson, Joseph Smith and Tracy Smith; several great grandchildren; and two sisters, Clara Martin of Frewsburg, and Joyce Vitanza of Jamestown.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald R. Smith, whom she married May 18, 1943 in Clymer, N.Y., and who died Jan. 30, 2002; an infant son, Elwin L. Smith; grandson, Eric Jackson; and eight brothers and sisters.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Monday in the Freay Funeral Home, Mayville. Rev. David Herr officiated. Burial was in the State Line Cemetery, State Line, N.Y.
The family received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday in the funeral home.
Violet Mary Smith