Audrey L. (Stepp) Smith

Audrey L. (Stepp) Smith, 97, of Williamsport, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at the Williamsport Home, surrounded by family.

Audrey was born on Dec. 31, 1921, in Moreland Township, and was the daughter of the late Grace Smith Wyland, and spent her early years at the farm of her grandparents, Robert and Ella Smith. Audrey was a 1939 graduate of Williamsport High School. She had worked at Woolworths, Ray-O-Vac and then Tetley Tea, from where she retired. Audrey was the family matriarch and historian. She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Audrey is survived by one daughter, Regena C. Stepp, of Columbia, Md.; one grandson, Tre Alford, of Williamsport; one brother and sister-in-law; Luke and Carol Wyland, of South Williamsport; one sister, Ruth Swank, of Williamsport; one daughter-in-law, Suzanne Stepp, of Williamsport; and numerous nieces and nephews; and was known to them as “Aunt Audrey”, as well as the many “adopted” nieces and nephews she attracted throughout her life. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, Mearle E. “Jim” Stepp, and Sidney Smith; one son, James M. Stepp; and one brother, David Wyland.

There will be a public viewing 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the City Alliance Church, 380 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, where the funeral will begin at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Spencer Sweeting will officiate the service. Burial will be private in Montoursville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to STEP Independent Living Endowment Fund, 2138 Lincoln St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Arrangements are being handled by the Maneval Allen Redmond Funeral Home, 500 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

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