Gertrude L. Smock
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Gertrude L. Smock
  • June 16, 1925 - February 14, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Gertrude L. Smock, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at Park Place Senior Living. Born on June 16, 1925 in Shenandoah, Penn., she was a daughter of the late Anthony Nielubowicz and Veronica (Petrosky) Wolfe. On November 28, 1942, she married her husband of 49 years, the late Robert Smock. She was employed with Fort Wayne Community Schools for over 30 years from which she served in the cafeterias of St. Joseph Central School, Northwood Middle School and Lane Middle School. She was a member of St. Joseph United Methodist Church and was formerly a member of Salem United Church of Christ. She was a good mother and wonderful homemaker; having helped her daughters with 4-H, cooking and sewing. She is survived by her four daughters, Pam (Steven Sr. ) Dager of Fort Wayne, Linda S. Giffin of Fort Wayne, Cheryl (William) Deal of Peoria, Ariz., and Sandy (Tom) Beaver of Auburn; 10 grandchildren, Steven Dager Jr., Jennifer Dager, Bethany (Brian) O'Donnell, Dr. Andrew (Dr. Jennifer) Hobbs, Amanda (Jeff) Horner, Sarah (Patrick) Chesebrough, Olivia (Andrew) Warner, Robert Deal, Matthew (Erin) Deal, and Sheri (Ed) Luecking; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter-in-law, Nancy Deal. Funeral Service will be 11:00am on Friday, February 24, 2017 at St. Joseph United Methodist Church, 6004 Reed Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior; Pastor Russ Abel officiating. Calling will also be from 2-4 & 6-8pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne. Entombment at Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Harvest Food Bank or the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.