Carleen V. Smith, age 87, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at home.
Carleen was born September 3, 1930 in N. Hornell, a daughter of Floyd & Mabel (Spencer) Cooley. She married Richard Smith on May 17, 1947; he predeceased her in 2000. Carleen was a wife, homemaker & mother of seven children. In addition to her parents & husband, she was also predeceased by 4 brothers, Richard, Gene, Floyd & Frank Cooley; 1 sister, Joanne Preston; 1 son-in-law, Timothy Smith; and 5 sisters-in-law, Linda Cooley, Marlene Cooley, Honor Cooley, Patty Cooley & Ellie Cooley; and 1 brother-in-law, Eban Preston.
Carleen enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, puzzles, using the computer, watching television, especially Animal Planet, Law & Order and mysteries on the Hallmark channel, but most of all she loved spending time with her large family.
Carleen is survived by her children, Richard (Mary) Smith, Doreen (Darwin) Bacon, Jaqueline (Dennie) Cromp, June (Thomas) Smith, Melody Smith, Bonnie (William) Galton and Leonard (Kim) Smith; 21 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; her siblings, Alma (Dick) Teets, William Cooley & Darwin Cooley; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
Friends may call 12-2 pm Thursday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be held at 2 pm. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley West Cemetery, Springwater, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or to a charity of the donor's choice.