Hattie Elizabeth (Schaller) Smith, 96, of Emmaus, PA., went home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2021. She was the widow of Howard E. Smith, who passed away in 1979. Born April 19, 1924 in Kunkletown, PA., she was the daughter of the late George and Mabel (Frey) Schaller. Hattie was a member of Solomon’s United Church of Christ, Macungie, PA., and was an active member of Blue Ridge Trail Council 179. Prior to retiring, she worked on the Smith Family Farm and at Saucony Shoe Factory. She is survived by her daughters, Doris H. Weisner-Miller (Russell) of Kempton, Irene M. (Timothy) Betz of Catasauqua, Jean Mae Smith of Alburtis, Edith E. (Roger) Knappenberger of Coopersburg, Faye M. (Thomas) Foulk of New Tripoli, Shirley S. Smith, at home, and Joyce G. Smith of Macungie; siblings, Arlan P. (Edna) Schaller of DE., Kermit W. (Sandy) Schaller of CO., Erma I. Rothenberger, Esther S. (Claude) Kelly, and Viola R. Bartholomew, all of Allentown; nineteen grandchildren; thirty-three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers Ernest, Melvin, Luther, and Willis Schaller; sisters, Mildred Anthony, Grace Sweigart, and Gladys Schaller; granddaughter Jyl Hieter; grandson, Woodrow Hieter III; great-grandson, Jonathan Bauer. There will be a public calling hour on February 27, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 AM in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA. 18066, followed by a private funeral service. Rev. Scott L. Shay will officiate. Private interment following service in Friedens Lutheran Cemetery, Stony Run, PA. COVID-19 restrictions will be followed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, sent to the address above, to be put toward a memorial in Hattie's name.
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