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Twila Beatrice (Notter) Smitley

May 20, 1926 ~ April 10, 2021 (age 94)

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Twila B. Smitley, 94, of Massillon, a beloved wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and aunt, passed away Saturday evening, April 10, 2021.  Born in Canton, May 20, 1926, a daughter to the late Louis and Emma (Freitag) Notter, Twila graduated from the former Canton Lincoln High School with the Class of 1944.  She was a homemaker and a faithful member of Canton Christadelphian Ecclesia.

Preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 61 years, James W. Smitley, Sr., who died May 8, 2009; son, James Jr., on November 21, 2010, and brother, Raymond Notter; Twila is survived by her grandsons, James III, Justin and Joshua; great-grandchildren, Ian and Brianna; her niece Shirley (Craig) Stambaugh and nephew, Randy Notter.  Twila will be deeply missed by those she loved and who loved her in return.

A private funeral service will be conducted at 11:00, preceded by one hour of visitation, from 10-11:00, Thursday morning, April 15, at Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon.  Robert Edwards of Canton Christadelphian Ecclesia will officiate, and burial will follow at Sunset Hills Burial Park.

Memorial contributions in Twila’s name, to advance the mission and ministry of Canton Christadelphian Ecclesia, 2729 – 9th Street Southwest, Canton, Ohio 44710, will be gratefully received and warmly acknowledged.  


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