Meadville Tribune

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October 6, 2013

Dawn A. (Smith) Herr

HARTSTOWN — Dawn A. (Smith) Herr, 79, of 7242 Herr Lane, Hartstown, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at 8 a.m. at her home.

Born May 9, 1934 in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, she was the daughter of the late Elwood Slater Smith and Nancy Elizabeth (Steele) Smith. She married George Barrett Herr Jr. on March 17, 1955; he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 2007.

She worked in a doctor’s office in Maryland as a receptionist for eight years.

She was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 248, Temple Hills, Md., serving as past president at the district and national levels. She was community oriented and served on Crawford County’s election board and West Fallowfield planning commission.

She is survived by three sons, Gary Herr of Erie, Robert Herr of Hartstown and Scott Herr and his wife, Donna, of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Marcia Dawn Herr of Hartstown; a daughter-in-law, Karen Edmiston of Hartstown; two granddaughters, Holly Mae Herr of Meadville and Naomi Lynn Herr of Baltimore, Md.; a grandson, Robert E. Herr Jr. of Hartstown; a brother, Elwood (Butch) Smith and his wife, Joanie, of Orlando, Fla; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, George B. (Trey) Herr; a grandson, Gary Blaine Herr Jr.; and a sister, M. Gayle Reese.

Calling hours are Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Randall Funeral Home, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown. Funeral service is Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Espyville Cemetery, Espyville.

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