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HAMILTON, - Jane (Harrison) Smick, age 94, of Hamilton, formerly of St. Louis and Baltimore, passed away on February 23, 2018 at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading. She was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Elmer B. Smick, former professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Viola (Souders) Harrison. She was a graduate of Eastern High School in Baltimore.
Mrs. Smick's career included eight years as Administrative Officer for the Reformed Presbyterian Foundation in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1972 she became an associate at Ketcham Realty in Hamilton. After the merger of Ketcham with First Realty, she continued her career with First Realty until her retirement in the late 1990s.
Mrs. Smick was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in America and served in a variety of leadership capacities, including as president of the Women's Synodical of the denomination. She traveled widely in Europe and the Middle East, including a year spent in Jordan at the Near East School of Archaeology. Mrs. Smick had a second residence in Owl's Head, Maine, where she spent summers for the last 40 years of her life.
Surviving her are four children, Peter Smick and his wife Allegra of Beverly and their children, Amanda, Martin, Danielle and Johanna; Karen Gray and her husband Richard of East Liverpool, Ohio and their children, Emily, Robert and Carrie; Theodore Smick and his wife, Robin of Gloucester and their children, Noah, Jenny, Tammie and Kristie; and Rebekah Smick and her husband Thomas McIntire of Toronto, Canada and their children, Matthias, Olivia, Gabrielle and Eliot; twenty-five great grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Scowden of Pennsylvania and Nancy Party of Maryland and one brother, Herbert Harrison of Delaware. She was also predeceased by three sisters and three brothers.
Funeral service will be held at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, 188 Elliott St., Danvers, MA, 01923 on Friday March 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are also invited to attend the reception that will follow the service in the Parish Hall. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Thursday March 8, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will follow the reception at Hamilton Cemetery. Arrangements by the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot St Beverly, MA 01915. Contributions may be made in her name to the scholarship funds either at Covenant Theological Seminary, 12330 Conway Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141 or at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 130 Essex St., So. Hamilton, MA 01982. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on March 2, 2018
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