In Memory

Lois Smail (Hall)

Lois Smail (Hall)

Lois's Story Lois Rae Hall of Pahrump, NV, formerly of Meadville, PA, passed unexpectedly but peacefully on May 24, 2016. Born July 12, 1942, in Meadville, PA, she was a daughter of Walter and Marion (Cheney) Smail. Lowi was a 1960 graduate of MASH. Some of her lifes adventures included working as a hair stylist in Dallas, TX, a bank teller in Meadville, waitress at Ernie Harmons restaurant in Meadville, manager of Rams Head restaurant in Titusville, as well as a realtor, an owner of an antique shop, a county clerk in East Fallowfield, PA, a teller at Harrahs casino in Laughlin, NV, and a Good Sams Nevada state treasurer. She followed NASCAR, created stained glass crafts, and served in leadership roles of Red Hat Society chapters and organized Dust Devil RV club events. Researching genealogy, she traced her family tree of Smails in PA to the mid-1700s (from Germany) that included ancestry serving in the Revolutionary War, and of Cheney ancestors in PA from lines in CT and MA to the 1600s. She is survived by the love of her life Frederick Hall of Pahrump, NV, formerly of Atlantic, PA; 3 sons and daughters-in-law Michael and Mindy Knopp, Martin and Jennifer Knopp, and Matthew and Michele Knopp, the sons all formerly of Meadville, PA; sister Shirley Gongaware of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Meadville, PA; nephew Jeff Teasdale of Pittsburgh, niece Penny Teasdale of Sarasota, and great-nephew Jesse Schell of Philadelphia, all formerly of Meadville; distant cousins Bill and Bea Schnauber of Meadville; 7 grandkids; and cousin Sherry Hisey of Ft. Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents and beloved cousin Pat Pardee Peterson of Mineola, TX, formerly of Meadville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Shriners Children Hospital, or the American Heart Association.

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05/27/16 05:29 PM #1    

Christine Dilluvio (Warren)

It is  so hard to believe  that my friend Lois has passed. She was a wonderful woman with a big heart for all. We were together on the 5th of this month laughing as it was Cinco de Mayo and she had picked a pizza place for dinner that night. Barbara( Meech) Kelly and I would see Lois quite often and always she was filled with kindness for everyone. I will miss Lois but know she is at peace. Living in Pahrump will not be the same without her. She is now our angel.


05/28/16 10:04 PM #2    

Don Myers

Fellowshipped with Lois at our 50th High School Renunion in 2010. Always joyful and smiling she will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

05/29/16 11:13 AM #3    

Sandra Miller (Voit)

Lowi, my BFF before BFF was even heard of. I was a newbee at MHS in my sophomore year and was drawn to Lowi with her great smile, attitude, energy and sense of humor. We became close friends from then on. We went to the "Y" dances together, did sleepovers and worked at WonderWorld two different summers. When Lowi moved to Dallas and I was miserable in Chicago, she invited me to Dallas and I was on the next plane. How fortunate NV and AZ are so close for our paths have crossed in our golden years. My heart is heavy for Fred, her boys and family.  I know there are not enough years in my life to find another BFF like my friend Lowi. They are rare. I miss you my dear friend.  RIP       Sandy (Miller) Voit

05/30/16 05:55 PM #4    

Martha McLaud (Tonucci)

Lois was a dear friend and classmate in our grade school years as well as high school. With Lois, Barbie Meech, Carol Smock, Gloria States and others we enjoyed sleep overs, going to football and basketball games followed by dances at the Y. Loie was always a warm loving, laughing friend. There were so many very fond memories. Rest in peace, dear Lois. 

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