Elizabeth J. Hoefler 1942-2021

AUSTINTOWN — Elizabeth “Jeanne” Smith Hoefler, 79, went to be with the angels Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, after complications from pneumonia and diabetes.

She was born May 20, 1942, in Youngstown to Bob and Betty Smith.

Jeanne and Norm married June 24, 1961, after both graduated from Jackson-Milton High School. Making their home in North Jackson, Jeanne was active while raising her three children, working at accounting and cake decorating until she began working at Bank One (later Chase Bank) from 1980 to 2007.

She was a longtime member of the Ohio Child Conservation League, maintaining those friendships for decades.

After retirement and moving to Austintown, she enjoyed gardening, baking, spending time with her family and crafting. She created many beautiful and personal gifts of afghans and canvas-stitched tissue box holders.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Deborah (Hoefler) Soccorsy, and her parents, Bob and Betty Smith.

She leaves her husband, Norm, to whom she was married for more than 60 years; a son, Jeff (Joyce) Hoefler; daughter, Cheryl (Clay) Leonard; and three grandchildren, Curt and Claire Leonard, and Billy Soccorsy; as well as her siblings, Judy (Denny) Keslar, Bobby Smith, Jan (Butch) Urichich and Joe (Janet) Smith. She also leaves 11 nieces and nephews and more than 20 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be held 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, at Lane Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, with services to follow at 3 p.m.

Condolences may be shared at www.lanefuneral


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