Sarah Karolyn ‘Kay’ Smuck, 67, of Leola, passed away peacefully on Christmas morning. She was the daughter of the late Karolyn and George Duckworth. She is survived by husband Raymond Smuck and a Daughter Gretchen Duckworth. She has five step-children: Wayne Smuck, Karen Stiles, Kathy Austin, Douglas Smuck, and Kenneth Smuck. She is also survived by six siblings: George Duckworth, Jeffery Duckworth, Kevin Duckworth, Jerry Duckworth, Wendy Keenan, and Hillary Taylor. Kay was a member of the Leola United Methodist Church which will hold a memorial service at noon on Saturday, 3 January. The church is located at 7 W. Main St., Leola, Pa. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Leola United Methodist Church or the Make a Wish Foundation.
Sarah K. Smuck
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My heartfelt sympathy to Kay’s entire family. I share and understand your loss. I’m sorry I only recently heard the news. My husband was always so impressed with Kay’s knowledge and willingness to share and teach others. She was truly a good friend and colleague. She faithfully sent cards of encouragement during his illness and passing last Spring.
It’s hard to understand why two such wonderful people were lost in 2014.
Ed left his earthly home on Easter, and Kay left on Christmas. May they be rejoicing together in their heavenly home!
I was so sad to hear of Kay’s passing. My deepest sympathy to all of your family. She had such a kind heart and teaching spirit! She was so wonderful to myself and my family during my stepfathers illness earlier this year, when the whole time she was fighting her own battle. She also took the time to sit down and share her wealth of knowledge with me professionally. God bless you and bring you comfort in knowing she is at peace.
I will miss Kay dearly, she was one of my favorite clients and friend, always had a good family story , she loved her family, I enjoyed her upbeat and I am here attitude…Rest in a pain free Peace my friend in the arms of your creator. My deepest sympathy to the family
My sincerest condolences to Grandpa, Gretchen, the rest of the family, friends and colleagues. Grandma Kay was an amazing person. Her smile lit up the room & her exuberant personality kept me laughing and entertained. She was such a genuine, thoughtful & caring person. She was also one of the greatest cooks I knew! One of my fondest memories of her was once when we visited Pennsylvania when I was young, she asked what my favorite food was & I told her cheesecake. Later that day, she took only me with her to the grocery store and told me she had found a recipe for cheesecake. She bought everything to make it & then we went back to her house & she had me help her make a cheesecake from scratch. That was so special to me. I love you, Grandma Kay!
All of us at Longenecker’s Hardware are saddened by the loss of a true professional. Her sense of humor when working with dry accounting and tax things was so helpful in getting through the tough stuff. I will never forget how she made it fun.
My sincere condolences to Kay’s Family, God bless you each one.
Very thankful I had the privilege to cross paths with this fine lady.
Loved her quick wit and zest for life I witnessed while serving with her on the ABC Rodeo Committee.
On behalf of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the American Payroll Association, we are so sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. She was such an integral part of our organization and will be greatly missed.
Kay was a lovely lady. I got to work with her in the accounting field on several projects. She knew sales tax like no other that I worked with. She always made me chuckle, and even taught me a few sales tax things. She will be missed. God Bless!
I am very sad to hear the news of Kay’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. She was an amazing person with a wealth of knowledge. She will be truly missed.
We were all very saddened to hear about Kay. She was a wonderful
person and friend to us all. She will truly be missed. Condolences to the family. God Bless!
Everyone @ Vinyl Window Wells, LLC.
I’m so sorry to hear about Kay. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. She will be missed as a friend and mentor.