Melinda “Mindy” Ann (Smith) McAfee

Melinda “Mindy” Ann (Smith) McAfee, 51, of the Fordham area, Punxsutawney, passed away following a brief illness at Penn Highlands DuBois on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

She was born in Punxsutawney on June 23, 1970, a daughter of the late Terry Gene Smith and Marian Louise (Troutman) Smith. Her mother survives and resides in Punxsutawney.

Mindy was a 1988 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School.

She was a fashion consultant for Lula Roe and was also an Avon Representative.

On September 01, 2012, she married Carey Wayne McAfee. He survives and resides in Fordham.

They loved to vacation together each year, in the past they had the opportunity to enjoy Jamaica and Punta Cana.

Mindy was a very wonderful, loving, caring and giving woman.

Watching her three grandchildren was near and dear to her heart, she loved all of them more than words can describe.

She loved the annual family beach vacations to Ocean City each year.

She was a selfless volunteer for the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company and she also served as Treasurer

In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by one son, Derek Matthew Means and wife Kayla of Punxsutawney; three grandchildren that she adored, Harper, Gannon and Bennett; two sisters, Teresa Keth and fiancé Jon Tubbs of Punxsutawney and Sherry Buffington of Punxsutawney; nieces and nephews, Emily, Kyle, Neveah, Richard and Alex; her mother in-law, June McAfee; and her beloved dog Gizzy.

She is preceded in death by her father, Terry, her father in-law Billy McAfee.

Friends will be received from noon until 6 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2022, at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

A celebration of Mindy’s life will be held at 6 p.m. at the Perry Township Volunteer Fire Company.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, officiated by Joe Buterbaugh.

Interment will be private for the family at Valier Cemetery.

Family requests no flowers or gifts, Memorial donations may be made in Mindy’s memory to Perry Township Fire Company, 998 Valier Drive, Valier, PA 15780.

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