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Anna Marie (Smith) Greenawalt

October 26, 1931 ~ February 4, 2019 (age 87)



Anna Marie Greenawalt, 87, of Ruffsdale, Pa. peacefully passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Harmon House Care Center in Mt Pleasant, surrounded by family. She was born October 26, 1931 in Arona. Daughter of the late Richard Benjamin and Anna Amanda Oplinger Smith. She was a graduate of the Greensburg High School, class of 1949. In her early years, Anna Marie loved to Square Dance. She loved gardening, her flowers, tending to her strawberry fields as well as working at the Greenawalt Poultry Farm where she cleaned chickens. Anna Marie was an active member of the Hilltop UMC in Madison, serving in multiple ministries for many years. Along with a group of friends, she started the Food Pantry at the Hilltop Church to help serve those in need. She loved to go to the family camp in Clearfield County, travel to Florida for the winters with her husband and even went to Jamaica for a mission trip to help serve those who were in need. She is preceded in death by both parents; daughter Patricia Kostella, son Gary Greenawalt and his wife Denise Greenawalt. Brothers Richard Jr., Lloyd and Clyde Smith. Sisters Margaret Rogers, Elizabeth Dibble, Mildred Darnley, Dorothy Loucks and Madalene Smeltzer. She is survived by a loving husband of 69 years Lester A. Greenawalt of Ruffsdale. Sons Robert Greenawalt (Marilyn) of Ruffsdale and Mark Greenawalt (Cindy)of West Newton. Daughters Lisa Greenawalt Manning of West Newton and Laurie DeArmitt (Blair)of West Newton. Son in-law Mark Kostella and wife Judy of West Mifflin. Brother Franklin Smith of Jeannette. 16 Grandchildren and 18 Great grandchildren A special thanks to her Home/Hospice Nurse Dary Ann for her many years of loving care. Friends will be received from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm on Friday, February 8, 2019 at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Route 136 Main St. Madison, Pa.. An additional viewing will take place on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10am-11am at the Hilltop UMC 222 Church Ln. Madison. Services to follow at 11am at the church with Rev. Randy Sweet officiating. Interment will follow in the Madison Union Cemetery, Madison. To leave an online condolence, please visit


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