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Frances E. (Kleintop) Smith  

Frances E. (Kleintop) Smith

March 25, 1920 – November 11, 2017

Frances E. (Kleintop) Smith, age 97, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Born in Allentown, PA on March 25, 1920, Frances was the daughter of the late Albertus and Amelia (Gheris) Kleintop. In addition to raising her family, she worked for 25 years as a jewelry salesperson for Sarah Coventry, and was fondly known as “The Jewelry Lady” due to her longstanding history with the company.

In her earlier years, Frances enjoyed painting and playing Bingo with friends. At one time, she was active in her church community, where she played the piano and sang in the choir. Above all else, Frances will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother and stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother. She will be dearly missed.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald F. Smith; sister, Marguerite L. Simpson; and brother, Sgt. Albertus L. Kleintop, Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Elanor F. Martin of Wilmington and Amelia V. Smith of Lewes; sons, Robert H. Danner (Karen) of Allentown, PA and Roger C. Smith of York County, PA; stepsons, Donald F. Smith, Jr. and Martin C. Smith; stepdaughter, Cynthia E. Smith; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren.

Services and interment will be held privately.

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  1. Jessica Martin, November 13, 2017

    Nana Smith, I miss you dearly and I love you. You are a huge part of my life and always will be. I’m so happy you’re in a better place. Rest in paradise beautiful

  2. Lawrence Rohm, November 13, 2017

    So sorry Mil for your loss.
    Your Mom is now an angel!

    Watching over you

  3. Donna Reed, November 13, 2017

    I loved hearing stories of your mom, Amelia. I can tell how much love there is in your heart for her. I know how difficult it is to lose someone we love and how much we miss them, but rejoice in the knowledge that you will see her again in the other side. Love you, many prayers and sending spiritual hugs your way.

  4. Patti Barr, November 13, 2017

    Oh Millie, I’m so sorry about your mom. I love you always.

  5. Connie Todd, November 13, 2017

    So sorry for you loss. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Roger C. Smith, November 14, 2017

      Thank you Connie.

  6. Donna Statkus, November 13, 2017

    Nana (I always called you that!), you were such a wonderful, kind, loving mother and grandmother. I know how much family meant to you and I’m so fortunate to have been part of it. Your grandchildren, Courtney, Ben, Tori and Abby, will always keep you in their hearts, as will I. May God bless and keep Millie and Roger, Elanor, Bobby and all of your family unto Himself, in this time of grief. I love you. Donna

    • Roger C. Smith, November 15, 2017

      Thank you Donna.
      Mom loved you and the Children very, very, much.

  7. Pete and Sallie Smith, November 14, 2017

    Millie and family,

    We are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She has been with you for so long that we know it will be very hard to envision your life without her but she will always be with you. We hope that her memories and pictures will bring a smile to your face and ease the pain of parting. She would have wanted you to be happy.

    Sallie and Pete

    • Roger C. Smith, November 15, 2017

      Thank you Sallie and Pete.


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