SMITH, Vera M., 83, of Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Bridgeport, OH, passed away peacefully on Friday December 28, 2012 at Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family.

Vera was born February 3, 1929 in Bridgeport, to the late Bonnie Marie (Covy) and Hadress Winston Gatchell.

A loving mother, grandmother, and great – grandmother, Vera will missed by her family and friends. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kirkwood.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl “Red” Smith.

Surviving are her children, Dave of Wheeling, Hadress of Canton, Bonnie (Jeffery) Stephany of Pittsburgh, and Todd and his fiance Tricia Edge of Wheeling. Also surviving are her sister, Pat Grover and her husband Skip; and her brother, Bill Gatchell both of Bridgeport; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received Sunday December 30, 2012 from noon -3 and 5-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Road, Brookside, where services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday with Rev. James Hoff officiating. Interment in Weeks Cemetery Bridgeport.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Belmont County Animal Shelter, 45244 National Road, St. Clairsville, OH 43950, or the Bridgeport Volunteer Fire Department.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomes. com.