Nancy Norling Smith

Nancy Norling Smith, 82, of State College passed from earth into heaven on Saturday, February 10th 2017.

Born October 13, 1934 in Appleton, WI, she was the daughter of Bert S. and Corinne Norling. Nancy graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE where she served on the student council. She graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Home Economics. It was as a student at Penn State that she met her beloved husband Karl Theodore Smith. They were married on June 30th 1956.

Nancy used her Home Economics degree throughout her life. She was a skilled homemaker and served at the cooperative extension office, assisting citizens with questions relating to home management. An accomplished seamstress, Nancy made her own clothing, drapes, furniture upholstery and toys for her grandchildren. Her homemade applesauce and sticky buns were favorite treats among the family. Nancy logged thousands of volunteer hours at hospitals in Syracuse, New York and at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Another passion was Duplicate Contract Bridge which she played all of her adult life. Nancy was a member of State College Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir.

She is survived by her husband Karl T. Smith, three sons: Eric P Smith (wife Cindy, children Hannah Corinne and Henry) of Peachtree City, GA, Mark N. Smith (wife Mary, children Kathleen, Matthew, Ryan, and Haley) of Lima, N.Y. , and Neil D. Smith (wife Tina) of Chicago, IL.

A memorial service for Nancy is to be held at State College Presbyterian Church At 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The church is located at 132 W. Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at