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Peggy L. Smith

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On April 6, 2022 @ 3:51 pm In Obituaries | 10 Comments

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Peggy L. Smith, “The Dollhouse Woman”, 96, of Lancaster passed away on April 5, 2022. She was the loving wife of the late Charles H. “Bud” Smith, who she was married to for 59 years.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Robert Fredrick and the late Ethel Pearl (Trout) Benedick (Totten).

Peggy graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1944, and then went to work at RCA Corporation and Hamilton Watch. She also helped with a carpet business called Custom Carpet, then later helped with Village Weavers where she completed sales of oriental rugs which her husband founded. Peggy eventually went into business for herself opening Village Miniatures, which has been in business for over 30 years.

She is survived by two daughters; Sherry Olmstead (wife of Douglas), of Henryville, PA; and Denise L. Kopicz of Ephrata, PA; 2 grandchildren; Master Sgt. Jonathan Marks and Marissa Caro (wife of Edgar) and great grandchildren Amira Caro and Tyler Lanser.

Known as Peggy “The Dollhouse Woman,” she enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading and growing her business. She was a proud member of CTMTA Miniatures and was also a proud survivor of breast cancer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Graveside service at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, 435 Manor Ave, Millersville, PA 17551 on April 23, 2022 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 2024 Marietta Ave, Lancaster, PA is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.DeBordSnyder.com

Condolences for the family of “Peggy L. Smith”

Condolence from Verneeta Williams, MD on April 6th, 2022 6:37 pm

To the family of Mrs. Smith, I was fortunate to become her dear friend over the years since her husband but built a beautiful doll house for me in 1994. We have continued to correspondence from Pennsylvania to Virginia over these years. I am sad that she is gone but happy that she will reunite with Bud, whom she loved for life! Please know that you all are in my prayers.

Dr. Verneeta Williams

Condolence from Olmstead Sherry on April 7th, 2022 7:59 pm

Dr. Williams, thank you so much. She loved hearing about your boys! She is now at peace. And was reunited with our father. I will be in touch!
Sherry Olmstead

Condolence from Katherine Fox on April 6th, 2022 8:32 pm

Sherry & Denise,

Joel, Cleo and I are thinking of you and your families during this sad time. May she forever be gardening and may her legacy on Marietta live on.

Condolence from Olmstead Sherry on April 7th, 2022 8:01 pm

Thank you for your kind words. Remind me to tell you about my dream this morning!
My hope is that you all have wonderful memories in the house!

Condolence from Dawn L. Areford on April 8th, 2022 4:31 pm

Dear Sherry and Denise,

I was so sorry to hear Peggy has passed. She was certainly a spitfire client. We had a lot of laughs and interesting days together. It was my pleasure to be able to care for her and get to know all of you. I think she enjoyed her days at the home. She had entertainment, and people to talk with. I pray for peace and comfort for all of you in the days ahead.


Condolence from Olmstead Sherry on April 9th, 2022 8:16 am

Thank you so much Dawn. She was strong willed! I am so thankful that you were one of her caregivers- I truly appreciate all you did for her.

Condolence from Michele Mann on April 9th, 2022 10:38 am

Wishing the family our sincerest condolences and love to get through this difficult time. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Olmstead Sherry on April 9th, 2022 1:24 pm

Thank you Michele and family.
Your thoughts and prayers mean a lot.
Thank you for the donation- I appreciate it very much.
Sherry and family

Condolence from Denice (Rineer) Zucca on April 19th, 2022 11:57 am

Dear Sherry and Denise,
I was saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. I wanted to share with you the beautiful gesture your mother made to me on my mother’s passing. I received a letter from your mother, way back in 1975, when I lost my mother, Thelma Rineer. Her kind words about my mother brought me much comfort and helped to ease my sorrow. I have saved her letter for these many years, and re-read it often. Your mother was an exceptional woman whose heartfelt and generous words have remained in my memory for all the years since. I am eternally in her debt for that.
My very sincere condolences to you both, and to your families.

Condolence from Olmstead Sherry on April 19th, 2022 1:54 pm

Dear Denice,
Thank you for these words-it helps to hear about these small gestures which helped others deal with their grief. My mother always believed in writing notes to people- I hope to continue that.
Warm regards,

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