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 www.wisefamilyfuneralhome.com. Wise Family Hoover Hall Funeral is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral ServiceWednesday September 13, 2017 ~ 9:30 a.m.Wise Family Hoover Hall Funeral Home Monmouth, IL
Sorry to hear about your mom anything we can do let us know
So very sorry. You are all in my thoughts & prayers!
My heart is with you , so sorry Prayers
We are sorry for the loss of your mother Sherri & family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Very saddened and sorry for your loss. Sincerest Condolences to all family and friends.
Shari, Phil, Kelly... so many memories flood me about the memories we had growing up. Aunt Barb was special to me, I always loved her so. Always such a kind person, always had a smile and a hug for me. She had a big family but she was always cool and calm in all she did with her home in perfect order. She did a wonderful job raising you kids! Take solace that she is at peace and with Uncle Jim who was the love of her life. I love you all and am sorry you had to let her go. Much love, Kerry.
Phil and all of your family, We are so sorry to hear the loss of your Mother. We are sending our prayers and love, keep all your memories close and she will live in your heart forever. Love you!
Aunt Barb, The Good Lord has Blessed all of us with sharing your love, laughs and compassion with us. We are grateful, we are truly Blessed and are better people for sharing you in our lives. You live on fondly in our memories and hearts. A couple weeks ago, I even looked over in church and smiled looking where you and Uncle Jim would sit, thank you. Welcome Home with the Good Lord, family and friends, Heaven has become even brighter. Give all our loved ones there our love, and we will see you all there again in the Good Lord's Time. Sherri, Phil, and Kelley, my heart and prayers are with you and all the family. God's Love, Christ's Grace and the Holy Spirit's Comfort & Peace be with each of you, surround you and Keep you. Love you all!
So sorry Phil, Kathy, and the rest of the family. I remember Mrs. Smith when she was my Cub Scout den mother 50 years ago. Condolences to all.
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. My parents, Glen and Jean Meyer, had such great times with your folks camping.
So sorry for your loss.You are all in our thoughts & prayers
Thoughts and prayers for all of you I did not know she had passed away
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