Janice Ruth (Hay) Smithley

June 9, 1943 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 77)


Janice Ruth Smithley aka Janice H. Smithley 77, of Ligonier, PA entered heaven July 20, 2020. She was born June 9, 1943 in Mt. Pleasant, PA to Edith Miller Hay and the late Merle Hay. Janice worked for many years at the Toy Box in Ligonier and retired as their head Administrative Assistant knowing the in’s and out’s of the toy business, and helping bring many smiles to children’s faces. A woman with fierce faith and devotion to her community and family, Janice will be deeply missed for her warm spirit. She was preceded in death by her husband Leon T. Smithley, and her father the late Merle O. Hay.  In addition to her mother Edith Miller Hay, she is survived by her sister Sheila (Roger) Henderson of New Florence; son Brian (Mary) Smithley of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter Cindy Mowry of Greensburg, PA; grandson Evan (fiancé Mandy) Mowry of South Park, PA; great-granddaughter Savannah Mowry of Latrobe, PA; and good friend Frank Shirey of Greensburg, PA.  Per Janice’s request all arrangements are private and entrusted to ASHLEY D. X. NYE CREMATION CARE & FUNERAL HOME INC. 408 Depot St. Youngwood.  All donations can be made to Lebanon United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund c/o Lebanon Cemetery 230 East Cherry Alley Ligonier, PA 15658.  To make an online condolence please visit

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