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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Smith, Marilyn Jean




Marilyn Jean Smith, 88 of Oakmont passed away peacefully of natural causes with family at her bedside on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at the Longwood at Oakmont Retirement Community. Marilyn was born on April 17, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late George and Elsie (Hegel) Geisler. She was the loving spouse to the late William Joseph Smith. She was a graduate of Pittsburgh’s Langley High School. She dedicated her life to her husband and raising her four children. She was a gifted artist whose work included annual Christmas Cards worthy of Hallmark, and living family history of sketches, pastels, and paintings. Her art is on display in countless homes as well as in Longwood. She was a cake master, pastry chef, and confectioner. Her ability as a seamstress kept her family current with the day’s fashion trends or in Halloween outfits as the season called for. She was as talented with a jig saw as she was with turning cloth into quilts and crafts into family keepsakes. She is survived by her sister, Margie Rackley Mueller, her children Gary (Jeanne) Smith, Randy (Beth) Smith, Pamela (James) Keffer, Jenifer (David) Kondis, ten grandchildren and eight great grandkids. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her Brother, George Geisler. Friends and relatives will be received during a Memorial visitation on Friday, August 10, 2018 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES, INC. 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139. A Memorial Service and Reception will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church located at 384 Fox Chapel Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15238 followed by a Committal service at Chartier’s Cemetery 801 Noblestown Road, Carnegie, PA 15106. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.