Viola Henley Gaska Smith

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Viola “Vi” Henley Gaska Smith, 90, of South Strabane Township, died Thursday, January 24, 2013, in Southmont of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, following a lengthy illness.

She was born July 12, 1922, in Hillsville, Va., a daughter of the late Andrew T. and Myrtle Bolen Henley.

Mrs. Smith was a former saleswoman for Sol Mintz clothing stores.

She was a member of Jefferson Avenue United Methodist Church, Washington.

Mrs. Smith enjoyed cooking, baking and time spent with children.

Her husband, Benjamin Smith, died in 1971.

Surviving are a daughter, the Rev. Beverly E. Gaska of Greensboro, N.C.; a special aunt, Marye Cochran of Jamison; cousins, including a special cousin, Marty Henley of Jamison; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are three brothers, Andrew, Elmer and Dyer Henley.

No services are planned. Private burial will be in Washington Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial contributions, may be made to Presbyterian SeniorCare, 825 South Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. Hummell and Jones Funeral Home, Washington, is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at

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