EFFIE MARIE SMITH
68 Oblong, Illinois
VISITATION: 6 – 8 P.M. WEDNESDAY MAY 14, 2003
& 9 – 10 A.M. THURSDAY MAY 15, 2003 BOTH AT OBLONG WESLEYAN
FUNERAL: 10:00 A.M. THURSDAY MAY 15, 2003 OBLONG WESLEYAN
CHURCH W. MISSOURI & ADAMS STREET
MEMORIALS: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY OR AMERICAN DIABETES
ASSOCIATION - envelopes at the church, funeral home or may be mailed
to the funeral home.
Effie Marie Smith 68, Oblong, Illinois died Monday May 12, 2003 at her
residence in Oblong. She was born in Newton, Illinois on January 10,
1935 and was the daughter of James E. Duckworth and Lula Ethel (Davis)
Duckworth. On April 19, 1952, she married James W. Smith Sr. Marie was
a Certified Nurses Aid and retired from Union Hospital, Terre Haute,
Indiana. She was a member of Berlin Congregational Christian Church
rural Oblong and her hobbies included doll collecting, crocheting, camping
and traveling. She and Jim had lived all over the world.
Marie is survived by her husband James W. Smith Sr.; four sons and daughter-in-laws
Steven Smith, Wiley D. & Chasity Smith, James W. Smith Jr., and
Vonnie Kevin & Cathy Smith; two daughters and a son-in-law Deborah
Jackson and Mary Angela & Jerry Pounds; 18 grandchildren; 14 great
grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law Mary Wyatt, Anna Mae
& Bill Finn and Bernice Murphy; four brothers-in-laws & sisters-in
-laws Thomas L. & Henrietta Smith, L. Eugene & Mary Smith, Clarence
Ray & Jennie Smith and Sandra Sue and Steve Garner; father-in-law
Zay Smith and several nieces and nephews.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents, one son Richard Allen Smith,
one sister Louise Duckworth, Dean Penrod, four brothers Charles Wesley,
Albert, Delmar Duckworth and an infant brother and mother-in-law Velma
Burial will be in Berlin Cemetery, south and west of Oblong.