Obituary: Smith

Helen Smith

Helen L. Smith, 96, of Bloomington, passed away at 8 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Bickford House in Bloomington.

A private family graveside service will be held at Funks Grove Cemetery.  Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Heyworth American Legion Post 624 Ladies Auxiliary.

Helen was born November 19, 1921 in Stanford, Illinois, the daughter of David and Bertha Tallon Harris. She married Urbel W. Smith on March 27, 1945 in Chicago.  He preceded her in death on December 7, 1998.

Survivors include seven grandchildren, Kristie Ann (Gary Locke) Smith of Milwaukee, WI, Jeffrey L. (Michelle) Smith of Morton, Jennifer M. David of DeWitt, IA, William J. (Westi) Smith of St. Peters, MO, Karen R. (Shane) Davis of Zephyrhills, FL, Nicole M. (Tim) Hahn of Farmington, MO and LeAnn C. (Dan Walker) Smith of Heyworth; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters, one brother and her son, Gary L. Smith.

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