Margaret Lones-Smith

East Palestine – Margaret G. Lones-Smith, 98, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at Meadows Senior Living, where she had resided since 2011.

Mrs. Lones-Smith was born in 1915 in Beaver County, PA., a daughter of the late Thomas “Ed” and Osa (Allison) Abrams, and had lived most of her life in the Rogers and East Liverpool areas, before moving to Lisbon in 2003.

She worked as a licensed practical nurse at East Liverpool City Hospital for 14 years and then at Ross Nursing Home, until she retired.

Margaret was a 75 year-member of the Rogers United Methodist Church; was a member of AARP, both locally and nationally; and was a 63 year-member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Donald Lones and Dale Smith.

Margaret is survived by her sons, George E. Lones of Lisbon and Gary D. (Terry (Mays) Lones of Douglasville, Ga.; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Rev. William Betteridge officiating. Burial will follow at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 6pm to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rogers United Methodist Church, 46361 Walnut Street, Rogers, Ohio 44455.

Friends may view Margaret’s memorial webpage and send condolences online at