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Betty Jane Smoke

A funeral service for Betty Jane Smoke of Baltimore was held June 10, 2014, at the Kauber Sammons Funeral Home. Interment was in Pataskala Cemetery.

Betty was born on October 15, 1930, in Carroll, to the late Alston and Mamie (Alspach) Snyder. She died June 6, 2014, at Mt Carmel East Hospital. She was 83.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Chester Smoke, who died in 2007; her son, Jerry Smoke; sister, Janet Watkins; brother, Donny Arledge; and her step-father, Carl Arledge.

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline (Ernie) Bowles; sons, Gary (Lou Bevins) Smoke, and Dennis Smoke; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Carl) Rousch; brothers, Carl (Shirley) Arledge and Jimmy Arledge; and her cat, “Lucky”. She was the Mentor of her family.

Betty was a member of the Bloom Carroll High School Class of 1950. She was a wonderful cook and loved to bake for her family, loved to garden and collect antique figurines, especially of chickens.

An online memorial is at

Friends may contribute to the Stephanie Spielman Foundation in her memory.

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