Joanne Berry Smouse 78, of Bedford, died on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at her residence. She was born on September 20, 1942, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late John Fox and Helen Berry (Eldon) Fox. She is survived by a son, Michael Hershberger and spouse Daniel Mitchell III of Washington, DC; a sister Linda Jacques, of Indiatlantic, FL, two brothers: Robert Berry and wife Kelly of Harrisburg, and William Berry and wife Kathy of Gettysburg; and her companion Harry Gardner of Bedford. She was preceded in death by a son Timothy Hershberger.
She was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church, and a 1960 graduate of Bedford High School. She grew up in Lemoyne, PA and in Orchard Heights, and worked as a teachers aid for Bedford Area School District IU8. Joanne also worked as a sales associate in Walmart’s craft department for 20 years. She enjoyed crafting, knitting, visiting with friends and traveling. She loved spending time with her brother at his home in the mountains above Harrisburg and visiting her son’s home in Germany. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, July 11, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Bedford Presbyterian Church at 145 S. Juliana Street with Rev. Jack Miller officiating. Friends will be received on Sunday 1 hour prior to the service at the church. A reception will follow the service at the Bedford Springs Hotel Constitution Hall from 2:00 until 4:00. Arrangements by the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bedford Presbyterian Church, 145 S. Juliana St., Bedford, PA 15522 or the Bedford County Humane Society, 182 Bohn Rd, Bedford, PA 15522. Our online guestbook is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.
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