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Official Obituary of

Agnes Ann (Smelster) Juris

April 26, 1922 ~ February 25, 2024 (age 101) 101 Years Old

Agnes Juris Obituary

Agnes Ann Juris, 101, of Conyngham, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 25, 2024, at Providence Place Retirement Community in Drums, where she had resided for the past two years, with her family by her side.

 Born in Hazleton, April 26, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Agnes (Dalinsky) Smelster and spent close to 30 years in Conyngham, after moving from Hazle Township.

 Agnes was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker.  She was a member of St. John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, Sugarloaf.  Agnes adored her faith, family, and taking care of her homestead.  Agnes loved to entertain family and friends anytime but especially during the holidays.  She enjoyed playing pinochle and other card games, backgammon, dice games, and a game called Casino.  She had a sense of adventure and loved to travel, take cruises, and try new things.

 She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her loving husband, Albert Leonard Juris, who passed away September 15, 2002; and a brother Joseph Smelster.

 Surviving are four children, Patricia Battley, Waterloo, NY; Chris Luchi and her husband Mark, Conyngham; Susan Juris and her wife Emily Bellezza, Chagrin Falls, OH; and Albert Juris and his husband Alan Morein, Drums; three grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

 Her funeral will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 9:30 AM from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (East) 669 West Butler Drive, Drums, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Saint John Bosco Roman Catholic Church, 573 PA-93, Sugarloaf, PA 18249.  Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul's Lithuanian Cemetery, Hazleton. Friends may call on Wednesday evening, February 28, 2024, from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home

 In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Saint John Bosco RC Church, P.O. Box 919 Conyngham, PA 18219 or to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences can be entered, and more information is available at

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Public Viewing
February 28, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East)
669 West Butler Dr.
Drums, PA 18222

Funeral Service
February 29, 2024

9:30 AM
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East)
669 West Butler Dr.
Drums, PA 18222

February 29, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John Bosco RC Church
573 State Route 93
Sugarloaf, PA 18249

Interment following funeral service
February 29, 2024

SS. Peter and Paul's Lithuanian Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Hazleton, PA 18202


Saint John Bosco
PO Box 919, Conyngham PA 18219

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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