Suzanne M. Smith, 52, of West Newton, died Wednesday, May 1, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born May 23, 1966 in Greensburg, a daughter of William and Dorothy (Beckinger) Beers. Suzanne was a teacher for over 18 years with Yough School District. She was a member of Hilltop United Methodist Church, Madison. Surviving in addition to her parents are her husband of 30 years, Richard W. Smith, Jr.; a son, Joshua Smith and wife, Kylie; a daughter, Emily Mencer and husband, Austin; a brother, David Beers; a sister, Karen Beers-Guynn and husband, Duane; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Edward and Margaret Beers and Clair and Marie Beckinger. Friends will be received 6-8 pm Thursday and 2-4 & 6-8pm Friday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine St. West Newton, and from 10 to 11 am Saturday at the Hilltop United Methodist Church, 222 Church Lane, Madison, followed by funeral services at 11 am. Interment will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, Rostraver Township. The family extends a special thanks to Excela Hospice, especially Rebecca and Jacqueline. Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhomes.com
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations of backpacks filled with school supplies.