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Janet Marian Smith

December 9, 1943 ~ September 10, 2019 (age 75)


Janet Marian Smith, 75, of West Chester, formerly of Chadds Ford, passed away peacefully at home on September 10 after a lengthy illness.

Born in 1943, she was raised in Chadds Ford, the daughter of the late Wilbur Horrocks and Marian (Lynch) Horrocks.  She was a 1961 graduate of Penncrest High School in Media, PA.

She was a homemaker until becoming employed at the Chadds Ford Sunoco for almost 38 years, most recently under the ownership of James Leader, until she retired in 2016.

Janet thoroughly enjoyed gardening, helping others, playing Bingo with her “Bingo Buddies” at Twin Pines Nursing Home, and spending time with her friends and family.

She is survived by her eight children, George Smith (Janet) of Wagontown; Jeffrey Smith of Lexington, NC; Kimberly Jones (Ken) of Exton; Heather Smith of West Chester; Catherine Stuber (Randy) of Reading; Julie Smith of Wilmington, DE; Valerie Smith of Claymont, DE; and Tracey Swartz (William) of West Chester, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, James and Larry Horrocks.

A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at 11am with a visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of her service at the DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home located at 410 N. Church Street in West Chester 610-696-1181,

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory payable to Penn Medicine Hospice and sent to Penn Hospice Development Office, 3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or online at

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September 14, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc.
410 N. Church St.
West Chester, PA 19380

A Celebration of Life Service
September 14, 2019

11:00 AM
DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc.
410 N. Church St.
West Chester, PA 19380

Interment was held privately


Penn Medicine Hospice - Development
3535 Market Street, Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104
Tel: 1-215-573-1155

Make checks payable to Penn Medicine Hospice-Chester County

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