Wilma E. Smith

  • Born: April 13, 1925
  • Died: April 3, 2019
  • Location: Brattleboro, Vermont

Ker Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium

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Brattleboro, VT 05301

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mother and Grandmother

Wilma Egle Smith of Brattleboro, Vermont passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 3rd, 2019 after a period of declining health.
Wilma was born April 13th, 1925 to parents John and Alma Egle of Nantucket, Massachusetts. She graduated from Nantucket High School in 1943. Wilma "Billie" married the late Robert Royal Smith in 1946. She is survived by two daughters, Linda Smith Tuite and Cheryl Smith Benton, eight grandchildren, Jennifer Tuite Wolf, Amy Tuite Kelly, James Joseph Tuite IV, John Robert Tuite, Mark Andrew Tuite, Michael Francis Tuite, Elizabeth Chloe Benton, And Ethan Robert Benton, Fifteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and one on the way. Wilma was predeceased by her loving husband, Robert "Bob", who passed away in 1995, her sister, Erna Blair, and a brother who died in childhood, John Egle.

Wilma "Billie" was devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, who cherished her legacy of family. In her younger years, she spent time in nurses' training and worked for some time as a nurse's aide. She volunteered her time to many school and community activities. She had a mischievous sense of humor, loved the ocean, and enjoyed word games, reading, puns, scrabble, and crossword puzzles. She adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great- great grandchildren. She took great joy in life, to the very end.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 13th, 2019 at 11 AM at the West Brattleboro Congregational Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bayada Hospice 1222 Putney Rd Suite 203, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Ker-Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium is assisting the family with arrangements. To view an online memorial, leave a message of condolence, or for more information please go to www.phaneuf.net


Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm truly sorry to hear of Ms. Smith's passing. I would like to offer my sincere condolences to her family. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope. And that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. In the days to come may you find comfort in that hope.


Posted by A friend   June 05, 2019

To Wilma's family and friends, please take comfort in each other during this sad time. My deepest sympathies go out to you all.

Posted by A friend   May 21, 2019


Posted by CKT - OH   May 21, 2019

Dear Cheryl, Stephen, Ethan,&Lizzie, We were so sorry to hear of your mom/grandmother's passing. She was always so warm and friendly. We'll remember you in our prayers. Love, Debbie and Dan

Posted by Debbie bernier-sontag - Brattleboro, VT - Family Friend   April 10, 2019

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a lovely woman. Always felt welcome in your house when we were much younger, playing records and giggling. My sympathies during this difficult time.
Love, Jeanne Deyo

Posted by Jeanne Deyo - Brattleboro, VT   April 10, 2019

Your mom was always so fun to see with her smiles and enthusiasm for life. She remembered me and my family so kindly and I think of her whenever I walk down Fuller Drive. My condolences on her passing. Ellen Fairchild Martyn

Posted by Ellen Martyn - Brattleboro, VT - Neighbor   April 10, 2019

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