Gail H. Smith


Gail H. Smith, 89, went to be with her heavenly Father on June 27, 2019.

Gail was born in West Edmeston, NY. She was the adopted daughter of William and Mary Cook Hansburger. Gail tried to live her life for the Lord, and she loved to tell people, “Jesus is the only way to heaven.” She especially loved her friends and family. Gail traveled the world, and she loved nature, animals, and playing cards.

Gail is survived by her husband Max, daughters Sheila (Jeff), Paula, and grandson Aaron Browka.

The family sends special thanks to the staff at the Rome Memorial Hospital Medical Surgical unit and the staff at Betsy Ross who gave Gail extra kindness and comfort in her final days.

There will be no calling hours because Gail donated her body for medical research. There will be a memorial service at Rome Alliance Church on July 3, 2019 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in her memory to the Great Commission Fund at the Rome Alliance Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Prince-Boyd & Hyatt Home For Funerals, Inc., 210 W. Court St. Rome.

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