Eleanor Semora

Eleanor M. Semora (Wilson)

Tuesday November 3, 1931 - Friday January 17, 2020
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Eleanor M (Wilson) Semora, 88 of Woodbury, formerly of Gibbstown, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Eleanor was the beloved wife of the late Oscar Semora Jr, and beloved mother of 6 children; Susan Semora of Suffolk VA, Debra Ogbin (Robert) of Pittsgrove, Barbara Montague of Little Rock AR, Linda Morrow of Sherwood AR, Wayne Semora of Orlando FL, Lisa Higgins (Robert) of Media PA. Eleanor is survived by her 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, sister-in-law Barbara Semora of Sherwood Arkansas, and brother-in-law Raymond Semora (Chris) of Homer, Michigan.

In her lifetime, she had been active in the Senior Citizens Club of Gibbstown, The Business and Professional Women’s Club of Gloucester County, and served as state scholarship chair for several years for the NJBPW. Eleanor had been active in the Girl Scout organization for over 20 years and served as a Girl Scout Leader. She retired from government service at Philadelphia Naval Station.

Eleanor pursued her education over many years and proudly graduated from Gloucester County College in 1998 at the age of 66, achieving that lifetime goal, alongside one of her granddaughters. She was artistically talented, and sang like an angel. “Ellie” was a kind, good-hearted woman with a gentle soul, who was loved by all who knew her and she will be sorely missed.

Family and Friends are invited to visit from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051. Funeral Service will be held at 7:00 pm. Burial to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association. Memories and condolences can be shared at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday January 21, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday January 21, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, NJ 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Smith Funeral Home

    Tuesday January 21, 2020 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday January 21, 2020 7:00pm
    Smith Funeral Home
    47 Main Street
    Mantua, NJ 08051
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Paul Melson
  • Interment

    Memorial Park Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Barbara K Montague

Posted at 12:05am
I remember Mom singing “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” to us when we were very little. She had a lovely singing voice, although when we were a little older we gave her grief about her singing. She began college on a voice scholarship and her professor suggested that she submit a voice recording for consideration for “The Sing Along with Mitch” Television Show. She used a recording booth at a fair or something similar and was so disappointed that she never sent it in. My parents raised us with a strong sense of family and I cannot imagine not always being there for each other as a result. The last time we were all together was at a bonfire at my sister’s house.

Mary C Lane

Posted at 05:41pm
Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear Mom. We send prayers of peace and comfort to your entire family. Much love from Bob and Mary Lane

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