Pulliam Funeral Chapel
Oblong, Illinois


VISITATION: 5 - 8 p.m. Tuesday October 24, 2000 And Wednesday morning until time of service

FUNERAL: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday October 25, 2000 Pulliam Funeral Home - Oblong

MEMORIALS: Christian Children's Home - Oblong or First Christian Church Oblong
Envelopes at or mail to the funeral home

Melrie L. Smith 88 Oblong died Friday October 20, 2000 at Crawford memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

She was born July 15, 1912 in Crawford County and was thedaughter of Glen & Nellie (Albert) Utterback. On June 25, 1932 she married Vern Smith who died July 2, 1988. Melrie & Vern owned and operated the Smith Café in Oblong for several years. Melrie also worked in the cafeteria at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong. She was a member of the MerryMakers of the church, Tuesday Morning Coffee Club and Home Extension Club of Oblong.

Melrie is survivedby 4 Sons & Daughters-In-Laws Robert & Vevalee Smith, Jerry & Edith Smith, Michael & Barbara Smith and Paul & Diana Smith; 13 Grandchildren Dr. Robert Lewis Smith, Sandra Smith Lex, Karin Smith, Becky Galeener, Tina Wilhoit, Scott Smith, Christopher Smith, Lindsey Smith, Delissa Murray, Khrystal Thomsen, Brad Lundsford, Eula Marie Thomas & Jeff Lundsford; 17 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins.

She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 1 Daughter Sandra Smith Lundsford; 1Great Granddaughter Stacy Lynn Galeener; 2 Brothers Mervin & Robert Utterback; 2 Sisters Marjorie Goodwin & Velma Harrison; 1 Son-In-Law William "Charles"

Lundsford. Burial is in Oblong Cemetery