Margaret Smale

Obituary of Margaret E. Smale

Margaret Elizabeth (Rhoads) Smale, 96, of Pottstown, PA, passed away on August 5, 2022, at Manatawny Manor. She was the wife of the late Darwin Spencer Smale, with whom she would have shared 76 years of marriage.


Born in Pottstown, PA, on September 19, 1925, Margaret was the daughter of the late Mathias and Emma Rhoads.


Margaret is lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna & Richard Phillips; her son and daughter-in-law, Terry & Kathy Smale; and her grandchildren, Amy Holden, Charles Holden, Lindsey Phillips, and Michael Smale.


In addition to her husband and parents, Margaret is predeceased by her brother, Lloyd Rhoads; and her sister, Pauline Wilhelm.


Margaret was a faithful member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church for all of her life.


Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to Shares of Faith, c/o Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464, or to the Montgomery County SPCA, PO Box 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428.