Yvonne E. Smith

Yvonne E. Smith, 80, of Berwick passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hopsital, where she was a patient for the past few days.

Born in Berwick on March 20, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Paul G. and Vertie M. (Michael) Bankes. She was a graduate of Berwick High School, class of 1955. Yvonne started working at Berwick Industries in 1968, and retired in 2012.

Yvonne enjoyed visiting the casino, and going out for Chinese food with her daughter. In her quiet time she liked to crochet. Prior to his death, she loved traveling with her husband.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald J. Smith in 2004; brothers, Donald Bankes in 2002; and Paul Bankes Jr in 1967.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Denise Farver, Berwick; son, TSgt. Dennis Smith, USAF Ret. and wife Stephanie, Felton, DE; 7 adored grandchildren; 7 cherished great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces; nephews; cousins; sisters-in-law.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Heller Funeral Home, LLC, 633 East Third Street, Nescopeck. Interment will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Berwick. Family will receive friends on Friday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38101-9908

Online messages of comfort may be sent to condolences@hellerfuneral.com.