Jean I. Smoker, 96

November 21, 2022

Jean I. Smoker, 96, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, November 21,2022, at Brethren Village. Born in Gordonville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elizabeth (Diem) Kellenberger. She was the loving wife of the late Jay Smoker, with whom she shared 70 years of marriage until his passing in 2020. She was the best Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.

Jean was a member of Grace Lutheran Church for over 60 years. She was also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 501 and was a charter member of the Lancaster Ski Club. She and her late husband, Jay owned Lancaster Yamaha for over 20 years. She enjoyed skiing, riding motorcycles and traveling.

She is survived by two daughters, Kim C. Brown and Brooke E. (Michael) Graybill; four grandsons, Matthew (Jenna), Tyler (Kaitlin), Neil (Jessica) and Cody (Annie) Graybill; and seven great-grandchildren, Miles, Judson, Ella, Dylan, Weslie, Cameron, and Lily. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by her brother, Walter Kellenberger and son-in-law Jere Brown.

The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff at Village Manor for their kindness and compassionate care of our mother during her final days.

There will be a public visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 29,2022 at Grace Lutheran Church, 517 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Verkouw officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to Hospice and Community Care at or 685 Good Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17604; or to Brethren Village’s Benevolent Fund at or 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

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December 09, 2022

Kim and Brooke, your mom was such a special lady. I remember when she and Jay came to visit my mother (Christine) in the Lehigh Valley Hospital all those years ago. She’d been in for over a month, and I was exhausted, wondering if we’d ever get her back home. I ran into them in the hallway and thanked them for coming. They told me they were praying for her and the family and I broke down and cried. We hugged each other. Very special people, very much loved, and will be very much missed.

December 05, 2022

Kim and Brooke, this is Sally, Mary Jane Mowrer’s daughter. What a great lady your mom was! I have so many memories of her. My mom loved her dearly and considered her one of her best friends and for HOW LONG? I can’t even imagine! The last time I saw her was October 2019 at my mom’s memorial service. She looked so adorable and I cried when I saw her, thinking of all of the wonderful times she and my mom had together, with family gatherings, vacations at Pine Grove, bridge or pinochle club (maybe both), hosting poker club (for the husbands), cookouts, life events, meeting for lunch in their later years! They had an inseparable bond, the likes of which most people will not have the pleasure of experiencing! Here’s to a life well spent! 

November 29, 2022

You had a wonderful mother! I remember fond memories of ski trips with your parents! I am so sorry for your loss! The Lengachers had a close bond with the Smokers! Truly good and kind people! Kim and Brooke, my thoughts and prayers are with you! God bless you both! Love, Anne Lengacher 

November 28, 2022

I am a fellow  resident at Brethren Village and have had the honor of knowing your mother since I moved here over 12 years ago.  We were in the same water exercise class and she walked past my cottage many times.  It was my good fortune to know her and share our love for the outdoors and good activity.  She was a very special lady.

November 23, 2022

I want to express my sympathies to Brook and her family. Your mother was fortunate to live a good long life. Blessings and condolences to you all. 

November 23, 2022

Kim and Brooke,
I was saddened to read of the passing of your mother.  She was a very welcoming lady and lived a good long life.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

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