Elizabeth Klock (Smith) Hoagey
August 22, 1930 - April 7, 2023
Elizabeth Klock (Smith) Hoagey, age 92, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 7, 2023.
Born in Rochester, NY on August 22, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Morgan Becker and Elizabeth (Bell) Klock. Elizabeth worked as a bookkeeper at several of her husband Don’s successful businesses, including the Farmer in the Dell Restaurant.
A woman of faith, Elizabeth was a life member of First Presbyterian Church of Newark. She dedicated her free time to her church any way she could, serving on Session for 18 years, a past treasurer, and President of the Board of Trustees.
In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Floyd Smith; and second husband, Frank A. Hoagey. She is survived by her children, Gregory Smith (Melanie) of Newark, Susan Smith (Steven Spydell) of Independence, MO, Christopher Smith (Laurie) of Newark, and Liz Adrian (George) of Noank, CT; 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition, she also leaves four step-children.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, April 21, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church of Newark, 292 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Head of Christiana Cemetery, 1104 West Church Road, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Elizabeth’s memory to First Presbyterian Church of Newark at the address listed above.
For those wishing to attend virtually, a livestream link is available by clicking here.