Gail René Smith

Oct 18 1943
Apr 18 2022
78 Years

Gail René Smith, 78, of Westwood, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022, while under the care of Newport Meadows in Christiana, PA.  

Born in Coatesville, Gail was the daughter of the late Thelma (Nunamaker) and Clyde Brownback, Sr.

Gail was a domestic house cleaning person. She was also employed for many years at PJ's Deli in Pomeroy. She was a life member of the Westwood Fire Company where she was active with the Ladies Auxiliary.

She loved Bingo, crafts, scrabble, and playing slots at local casinos. She was a huge Nascar fan, especially of driver Kyle Petty. 

Gail is survived by daughter Nita L. Ash and husband Chester "Newt" Ash, and three grandchildren; Donnie McGinnis and fiancé Heather, Annmarie McGinnis, and Daniel McGinnis.

At the request of Gail, funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Westwood Fire Company, 1403 Valley Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at

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Services will be private


To the family of Gail. We grew up and were friends over the years. She was a year older than me. I always liked her. When we were teenagers she gave up cleaning a job on strode avenue and I took over the job for several years. The employer was not an easy person to work for. The employer worked at Royal Paper products with my Mother and was her hairdresser too.  Rest in peace Gail.

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Gail was a faithful member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Compass. She was special lady who was an activive participant in our church's Bible Study; helped out with Vacation Bible School--she was great with the kids; and gave generously to those in need. It was my great joy to have baptized Gail into the Body of Christ, and I rejoice that she is with Him in Heaven, Yet, her spunky spirit will be missed. Both the People and Pastor of St. John's Church extend our sympathy and prayers to Gail's family and friends. May the Lord comfort you and give you His peace.

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We just wanted to share this photo of Gail Smith front and center with St. John's Vacation Bible School Team, when we had great fun hosting "Pandamania" in 2018. Gail was terrific with the children.

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Nita i send my condolences to you, donny, Annemarie and danny on the the loss of your mother/grandmother.

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