Pearl Ardel Smith 1a 1b

Birth Name Smith, Pearl Ardel
Married Name Lennebacker, Pearle A. 2
Gender female
Age at Death 99 years, 4 months, 28 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1906-06-23 Brewer, Maine, USA  
Death 2005-11-21 Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York, USA  


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Harry J. Smith
Mother Jenny Burnett
         Pearl Ardel Smith


    Family of Charles Milton Lennebacker and Pearl Ardel Smith
Married Husband Charles Milton Lennebacker
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1926-09-02 Chenango Bridge, New York, USA  
  1. Patricia Eleanor Lennebacker
  2. Joan Eveline Lennebacker


RICHFIELD SPRINGS — Pearle A. Lennebacker, 99, of County Highway No. 22, passed away Monday night, Nov. 21, 2005, in Valley Health Services Inc., Herkimer. She had the comfort of her loving family at her side.

She was born June 23, 1906, in Brewer, Maine, daughter of the late Harry J. and Jennie Burnett Smith. Pearle was raised and educated in Fitchburg, Maine.

On Sept. 2, 1926, she was united in marriage with Charles "Milton" Lennebacker in Chenango Bridge. A loving and devoted union of 41 years. Mr. Lennebacker preceded her in death Aug. 5, 1967.

For many years she worked as a seamstress, until she was 90 years old.

Mrs. Lennebacker was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Lake Worth, Fla.

She was happiest when she was surrounded by her friends and family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

To all that knew her, they will never forget her warm smile and quiet manner. She will be greatly missed.

Surviving are one daughter, Joan E. Thompson of Richfield Springs; six grandchildren, Darshan and James Fresco, Charles Newell III, Diane (wife of Mark) Thompson, Brett and Barb Thompson, Kim and Gene Butler, Kelly and Rick Brown and Nell and Mike Sweeney; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Milton, brothers, sisters, two sons-in-law, Charles A. Newell Jr., and Lyle Thompson Jr., grandson, Mark Thompson and most recently a daughter, Patricia Newell on Nov. 8, 2005, all predeceased her.

At Mrs. Lennebacker’s request, all services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be made with donations to the Richfield Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.

Family Map

Family Map


  1. Harry J. Smith
    1. Jenny Burnett
      1. Pearl Ardel Smith
        1. Charles Milton Lennebacker
          1. Patricia Eleanor Lennebacker
          2. Joan Eveline Lennebacker


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