Mary F. Shonts Smith, 51, of Ruffsdale, PA passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at her home. She was born February 22, 1969 in Brownsville, PA. Daughter of the late Oliver Shonts and Edna F. Redmond Diehl. Mary graduated from California High School Class of 1987 and then went on to graduate from California University of Pennsylvania in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Computer Science. Mary loved to go out and have a good time with her friends and family. She was a very supportive and loving mom and was always there to cheer on her son Ryan when he played baseball and raced quads. She liked to read books, listen to Howard Stern on the radio and watch movies. She was a big fan of NASCAR and adored her basset hounds – Bella, Sage, Boozer & Abbey. Mary loved the beach and would take annual trips to Myrtle Beach with her family. She is preceded in death by both parents, step-father Charles Diehl and her brother Larry Shonts. She is survived by her loving husband of 27 years – Ronald E. Smith of Ruffsdale, PA and one son – Ryan Smith of Ruffsdale, PA. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 9 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the funeral home with Fr. Richard Ulam, O.S.B. officiating. Interment will be private. Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, masks are REQUIRED to enter the funeral home.
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