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Betty Smith

January 15, 1927 September 15, 2018
Betty Smith
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Obituary for Betty Smith

Elizabeth L. Smith, 91 of Oglesby died at 10:40 a.m. September 15, 2018 in Illinois Valley Comm. Hospital, Peru.

Services and burial will be private. Shields Funeral Chapel, Oglesby is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born January 15, 1927 in Peru to Robert and Katherine (Harzheim) Bauer. She married Howard L. Smith October 23, 1948 in Peru. He died October 5, 2013.

Betty was a homemaker but also found time to be the bookkeeper at H.L. Smith Body Shop in Oglesby. She was a member of Holy Family Church and Holy Family School Mother’s Club. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and playing cards with family and friends.

She was a giving, kind and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was always up for a cup of coffee at a moment’s notice.

She is survived by a son Jeff (Darla) Smith of Oglesby, 2 daughters: Amy (Dan) Loescher of Belvidere and Jane (Gary) Knapp of Putnam, 6 grandchildren: Ryan Smith, Sarah Mathieu, Chris and Jake Loescher, Kate Gredlics and David Knapp and 6 great-grandchildren: Madilyne, Jace, Brady, Eliana, Nicole and Truman.

She was preceded in death by her husband and 1 sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

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