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Patricia Y. Smith

November 11, 1935 October 28, 2017
Patricia Y. Smith
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Patricia Y. Smith, 81, of Freeman Spur, passed away 7:30 p.m. Saturday. October 28, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Pat formerly worked for Smoler Brothers Garment Factory and Norge Industries in Herrin and for MCA Distribution in Pinckneyville.

She was a member of the Freeman Chapel Worship Center in Freeman Spur. Pat loved the Lord with all her heart and was the praise and worship leader at the church for many years.

She was an inspiration to everyone who met her. She was the encourager to all of her “chemo buddies” who affectionately called her “the pole dancer” because she would pull her chemo pole around the room and pray and talk with all of them. She was the “praying pole dancer”.

Pat was a devoted wife, mom, grandma and great grandma. Her family always meant everything to her and she made everything so much fun throughout the years.

Pat was born November 11, 1935 in West Frankfort, IL to Mahlon Elmer and Lothya (Waller) Rich.

Pat was united in marriage with Charles Edward Smith on August 16, 1952 in Piggott, AR. After God blessed them with almost 60 wonderful years of marriage, he preceded her in death on April 16, 2012.

Pat is survived by three daughters, Jana Clark of West Frankfort, Tammy Smith of West Frankfort, Melanie Smith and her fiancé, James Grant of Herrin; daughter-in-law, Sheila Smith of Benton; seven grandchildren, Mike Taitt, Amanda (Darren) Pyle, Dawn Smith, Steve (Melissa) Clark, Ashley (Oliver) Priddy, Heather Smith and fiance’, Matt Prince and Kacy Ruzich; many special great grandchildren, whom she loves; two sisters, Jean Colyer of West Frankfort, Gaila Johnson of Herrin; a brother and sister-in-law, Leon “Nubby” and Sandra Rich of West Frankfort and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Bruce Alan Smith on Oct. 4, 2017; son-in-law, Kenneth L. Clark; two great granddaughters, Adeline Mae Priddy, Georgia Anne Priddy; parents and one sister and three brothers-in-law, Jo Ann and Bob Summers, Charles “Mack” Colyer and Rev. Kenneth Johnson.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Rev. Don Colson and Rev. Rick McClintock officiating. Interment will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to Freeman Chapel Church, 19702 Freeman Spur Road, West Frankfort, IL 62896 and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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5:00 PM 10/31/2017 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/31/2017 8:00:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home
2704 South Park Avenue Herrin 62948 IL
United States

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11:00 AM 11/1/2017 11:00:00 AM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home
2704 South Park Avenue Herrin 62948 IL
United States

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Herrin City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Stotlar & Bandyville Road
Herrin, IL 62948

Stotlar & Bandyville Road Herrin 62948 IL
United States

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