Tanya L. Smith, 35, of Littlestown, died Sunday, Aug. 4, at home. Born Aug. 25, 1983, in Hanover, she was the daughter of Veronica (McKinney) Groft of Littlestown and the late Cory L. Groft.

Tanya was a graduate of Littlestown Christian Academy and had an associates degree in early childhood education.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her children, Lillian R. Smith and Donovan L. Smith, both of Littlestown; her sisters, Jessica L. Moose of Hanover, and Shanna A. Groft of Hanover; and her maternal grandparents, Weis and Sheila McKinney of Tennessee.

Tanya attended Intersection Church of Gettysburg. She was an excellent artist and book author. She was a devoted mother and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Funeral service is Friday, Aug. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at Little’s Funeral Home, Littlestown, with Pastors Jeremiah and Cori Herbert officiating. The family with receive friends Friday 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment is in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorials in Tanya’s name may be sent to her church at 1980 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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Jenn Gordon

I’ll forever cherish our memories. I Will continuously pray for your family snd your children will be In my thoughts forever.

❌⭕️❤️ Jenn ❤️❌⭕️

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