frances smalley

Frances Smalley, 84, of Weirton passed away on Wednesday December 21, 2022.

She was born on August 22, 1938, in Steubenville, OH, one of four daughters born to William A. and Julia Szymanek Sobieraj.

On May 4, 1957, she married Junior H. Smalley. Junior worked in Weirton Steel for over thirty years and Frances took care of their home. In their 56 years of marriage, they were blessed with four children, eight grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

Frances enjoyed bowling in the leagues at Steel Valley Lanes and watching game shows on TV. She was also known as a talented baker and cook.
She nourished her faith at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents, Frances was preceded in death by her husband, Junior, her daughter, Judy Jones, her granddaughter, Sarah Smalley, and her sisters, Theresa Dorich and Catherine Brown.

She is survived by her two sons, Dale (Natalie) and Hobie (Mariella) Smalley; her daughter, Susan (Richard) Thomas; her sisters Bernice Bradley and Mary Rice; her grandchildren, Angie (Lee) Dobson, Jordan (Bobby) Fleming, Casey (Michael) Tumminello, Jessie (Travis) Robinson, Brian Chris, and Adam (Justina) Utt.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 PM Monday at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM on Tuesday at Sacred Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church 200 Preston Avenue Weirton.

Interment will follow at Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Weirton.

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Visitation: December 26, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Visitation: December 26, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219

Mass of Christian Burial: December 27, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church
200 Preston Avenue
Weirton, WV 26062


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  1. Dale, Natalie and family: We are so sorry for your loss. No words help the pain but knowing people care should help. Again, we are so sorry.

  2. To Frances’ family, our deepest sympathy, May she Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Mike & Marlene Runkel

  3. Candle Selection 3I’m so sorry to hear Frances has passed. I used to bowl with her at Holiday Lanes, and I went to school with her daughter, Judy, who has also passed. May she rest in eternal peace.

  4. Susie, Dale, Hobie and families, Ernie and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you in this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!

  5. To Frances’ family. We were so sorry to hear about Frances’ passing. She was a wonderful strong beautiful lady. She would work with us in the Sacred Heart Kitchen. She was a joy to work with and she made the BEST desserts. You have our deepest sympathy. God bless her and our prayers are with you. Paul and Sue Rafacz

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