Barbara A. Smith

Barbara Ann (Szilli) Smith, 75, of Pottstown, widow of Arthur F. “Tinch” Smith, Jr passed away on Friday, August 2, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Phoenixville.
Born in Reading, she was the daughter of the late Frank Szilli and Anna (Endy) Szilli.
Barbara worked at Great American Belt as a laborer as well as previously working at Bank of Pennsylvania as a cleaner. While raising her children, Barbara also watched children in her home.
Surviving is a daughter, Holly, wife of Mike Perry, and two sons, Arthur, husband of Tracy, and Scott; seven grandchildren, Rachel, Jessica, Daniel, Joseph, Alyssa, Autumn, and Michael as well as two great grandchildren; Emmett and Evelyn. She is also survived by four brothers, Robert, Richard, Frank and David and a sister, Linda.
Barbara was predeceased by an infant daughter, Beth Ann and a twin sister, Patricia as well as a brother, Walter.
Barbara was a member of Bally Mennonite Church. She enjoyed bingo, listening to live music at fairs, and loved her grand dogs.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 10AM at Bally Mennonite Church 1481 Route 100 Bally, PA. A viewing will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 7 to 8:30PM at Morrell Funeral Home, Inc 124 W. Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown, PA. Burial will be in Hill Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s and JDRF Diabetes foundation in her name. Arrangements are by Morrell Funeral Home Inc. (

16 Condolences
  1. Sorry I can’t be there. I’m so glad I got to see her this summer when I was back there. It was great to see her and spend time with her. My thoughts and prayers to the family

  2. Holly and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know your Mom knows that you loved her so much. Prayers for your healing.

  3. Holly,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You should be proud that you were there for your Mom during her life and during her most difficult time the last year. You did so much for her and she was so grateful. You are an amazing daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Courtney

  4. Dear Holly…I am sad to hear of your mom’s passing. I know you will miss her so much. I like to think of my mom, who passed in 2015, as being well and happy and now being able to do all the things she loved. Maybe your mom and mine are getting acquainted right now! May God hold you close in this time of loss. Be comforted as you remember all of the good times you had with your mom and all the things you love about her. She will always fill a special place in your heart. God bless you and your family…hugs and kisses to you! Pam

  5. My the Lord bless you and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.

    Kelley Berton

  6. Holly so sorry about your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  7. Holly, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Hi Holly,
    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am glad that you were able to be by her side to give her love and support in her time of needs. May God give you and your family the courage and strength in this difficult time.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  9. Holly, I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength during this difficult time.


  10. Holly and Family,

    The care you took for your mom was a testament of your love as a daughter. You have shown all of us what it means to have strength beyond measure. I know how much your mom felt supported and loved by your daily choices to love and nurture her. We are deeply sorry for the loss of Mom Mom and know that she will be missed by you and the family. We love you!

    God Bless,

    Michelle and Family

  11. Mommom,

    This message is for you; I will never stop being grateful for the blessing that your life has given to me and to my children. Maybe they were little things you never thought I’d remember, but as I grew and had children of my own every moment of my childhood was solidified by the gift you gave me when you loved me unconditionally everyday of my life. Every memory i had with you, I shared with my kids, I made sure they knew who you were and who I am because of you. I have missed you all the days I had to grow up without you, real life, finances, and the silly mistakes we make as we grow up and loose touch or “get to busy” they add to the days I wish I could have shared with you instead. I’ll never forget how you used to rub your finger in circles on my hand, or shake your ice around in your drink, how I’d sit with you when you’d watch Days of our lives , I’ll never forget that there was never a day I thought you didn’t love me, and I just hope you know that I loved you everyone of those days too. Thank you everything you were ever were Mommom.
    Until we one day meet again ,
    Emmett and Evelynn

  12. You and your family have my deepest sympathy. You and your family are being remembered in my prayers!! God bless you and your mom!

  13. Holly,

    sending you and your family much love and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories you have of your mom forever live in and warm your heart.

  14. Holly, echoing how amazing you were for your mom. You ensured she was well cared for every step of the way. I can only imagine how wonderful your mother was because she helped make you the strong, independent, driven woman you are. Prayers to you and all the hearts your mother touched along the way.

  15. Dear Holly and Family,

    Praying you are able to find peace in this difficult time. You are such a special person, your Mom left quite a legacy by raising such a wonderful daughter.


  16. Holly,

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mother. Know that you and your family remain in our thoughts and prayers.


    Lisa and the CATORI CSS team

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