Jedda Celeste (FOLTZ) SMITH

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Jedda C. Smith, 75, of Port Royal, peacefully entered eternal rest at 10:15 AM, Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Quincy Village in Waynesboro.

Born on November 3, 1947 in Milford Twp., Juniata County, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Ruth Pearl (Ernest) Foltz, owners of Foltz’s Store, Port Royal.

She is survived by her two children, daughter, Deanna M. Forsythe and husband Dan of Seabrook Island, SC; son, Chad A. Smith and wife Tina J (Geedey) of Mifflintown; five grandchildren, Adam C. Kipp and fiancé Kelsey, Grace E. Lohr and husband Dawson, Marissa J. Kipp, Caleb A. Smith, and Sophia E. Smith; brothers, Charles (Ernie) Foltz and his wife Jane Ann of Mechanicsburg, Phillip Foltz and wife Angie of Port Royal; and sister in law, Cynthia Foltz (the late Dennis) of Port Royal.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Norman Foltz, and her dear brother, Dennis P. Foltz in 2018.

Jedda was a 1965 graduate of Tuscarora Valley High School in Port Royal and later graduated from Empire Beauty School. Jedda was the self-employed owner of Jedda Smith Beauty Salon in Old Port for over forty years.

In addition to her own business, Jedda worked as a hairdresser part-time at Locust Grove Retirement Village for more than 20 years. Jedda took pride in her work and loved her customers as if they were family.

She was a lifetime member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church.

Above all else, Jedda loved spending time and making memories with her children and grandchildren. We know that we can’t have you, but we find peace knowing you are whole again.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, October 6, 2023, at the New Church Hill Cemetery, Route 75 South, Port Royal with long time family friend Spence Kepner officiating.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

The family will provide all funeral flowers and kindly ask that memorial contributions in Jedda’s memory be made to Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, 2595 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 100 Bridge St., Mifflintown.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 8/4/11 - Image Year: 1992
JEDDA (FOLTZ) SMITH with children DEANNA and CHAD in photo taken at the Port Royal Lutheran Church in 1992.
Contributed by ray on 7/1/17 - Image Year: 1965
Jedda as she appeared in the 1965 Tuscarora Valley High School Yearbook.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/4/17 - Image Year: 2010
The TVHS Class of 1965 held their 45th year reunion at Tony's in the Clarion Inn. Those attending included: (seated l-r) Nancy (Kohler) Kepner, Cheryl (Brouse) Remsen, Melodye (Parsons) Chapman, Carol (Beasom) Zeiders, Susan (Isenberg) Leitzel; (standing) Jerry Book, Charles Stouffer, Jedda (Foltz) Smith, John Welshonse, Brenda (Kilmer) Allen, David Robinson, Grace (Swartwood) Fry.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/4/18 - Image Year: 1964
The TVHS Band (about 1964) marches to the Church Hill Cemeteries to commemorate Memorial Day. In the front row left to right are: Jedda Foltz, Paulette Brouse, Carla Kilmer, Betsy Esh and Ruth Ann Shirk. (Photo taken by Ben E. Groninger in Old Port) (Photo submitted by his grandson, Randy Groninger)

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