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Frances M. Smith
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Obituary for Frances M. Smith

Frances Smith, 90, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at her residence.

Frances was a member of the Herrin Church of Christ; she formerly worked with the Carterville Newcomers; played with several bridge clubs in Carterville; as a young woman she played basketball and ran track in Kinmundy and was a former member of the PTO in Mt. Vernon.

Frances was born November 10, 1926 in Kinmundy, IL to Freddie Lester and Bertha Ellen (Harrell) Mulvany.

Frances was married to Buford Ellwood Smith on Dec. 9, 1943 in Salem, IL. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2003.

Surviving are her children, Brenda (Alexander) Lyerly of Banner Elk, NC, Karen (Keith) Whitney of Moorpark, CA, Nita (Brad) Walden of Denver, CO, Phillip (Dee Ann) Smith of Johnson City, TN, Janice (Mike) Bush of Marion; five grandchildren, Kirsten (David) Riddick of Simi Valley, CA, Amanda Smoot of O’Fallon, Phillip II (Vyktoria) Smith of Christopher, Kari (Nick) Odenath of Moorpark, CA and Aaron Bush of Cambria; twelve great grandchildren, Jackson Riddick, Ellie Riddick, Jamison Riddick, Nick Smoot, Logan Smoot, Gabriel Smoot, Tatum Smith, Katrina Smith, Phillip Smith III, Troy Odenath, Reese Odenath and Kayden Bush; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Oren and Lois Mulvany of Lawrenceville, Carroll and Jody Mulvany of Aurora; sister and brother-in-law, Leota and Ross Rollinson of Salem; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Keith and Margaret Smith of Tulsa, OK, Marceline Brubaker of Salem, Gereldene and Larry Sullens of Moline, Joyce Crow of Salem, Ida Smith of Salem and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers-in-law, Warren Smith and Kenneth Smith and a sister-in-law, Norma Maxey.

Services will be 12 Noon Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Minister Keith Whitney officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12 Noon at the funeral home. Interment will be in Paradise Cemetery at Salem, IL.

Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034.

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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12:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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Paradise Cemetery

Route 37 South
Salem, IL 62881

Memorial Contribution

National Breast Cancer Foundation

2600 Network Blvd
Suite 300
Frisco, TX 75034

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