Rachel Smith Hershey, 66 of 614 Drummond St., was found dead in her home Thursday Sept. 5, following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg July 28, 1908, a daughter of the [late] Harvey F. and Anita Collins Smith.

Mrs. Hershey, a graduate of West Virginia University, was an antique shop operator at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, from 1957 to 1964, and in recent years was engaged in selling antiques in Grafton. She was national member of DAR and American Association of University Women. She was also a Protestant by faith.

She is survived by two cousins, Mrs. Betty Pribble, Pennsboro, and Mrs. Guy Dennison, Wagoner, Okla.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Collins H. Smith and Thomas H. Smith. Thomas attempted an Atlantic crossing in a light plane in May of 1939 and was never heard from again.

Mrs. Hershey was the last surviving member of her immediate family. her father and her uncle, Edward G. Smith, were prominent Clarksburg attorneys.

Courtesy David Houchin, Clarksburg Public Library