Barbara J. Smith, 86, of Monmouth, IL passed away Sunday September 10, 2017.  She was born Saturday May 30, 1931 in Ellison Twp, IL the daughter of Earl H. and E. Marie (LaGrow) Efaw.  She married James M. Smith in Monmouth, IL on February 28, 1953, he preceded her on February, 18 2002. 
Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters Sharon (Bob) Hawk of Monmouth, IL and Kelley (Alan) Crowely of Murry, KY; one son Phil (Kathy) Smith of Monmouth, IL; 6 granddaughters, 6 grandsons, 25 great grandchildren; one sister Jean O’Malley of Marrietta, GA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step mother (Ruth Efaw), 2 brothers (Jack Efaw & infant brother), daughter (Tammy D. Smith), 1 steps sister (Mary Ward) and 2 step brothers (Bud & Don Ross).
She was raised and educated in Warren County and graduated from Monmouth High School.  She took 8 years at an Enterprise School.  She worked as a secretary at Monmouth Mutual Insurance Company and Smith Insurance Agency.  She enjoyed traveling, reading, and playing cards.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth, IL
Funeral Service will be Wednesday September 13, 2017 at the Wise Family Hoover Hall Funeral Home Monmouth, IL at 9:30 a.m..  Pastor Jon Sims will officiate.  Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery Monmouth, IL.   Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Hospital and or the Monmouth Nursing Home.  Please sign the online guestbook at  Wise Family Hoover Hall Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Service

Wednesday September 13, 2017 ~ 9:30 a.m.

Wise Family Hoover Hall Funeral Home Monmouth, IL


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