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Darlene Smith

Peoria, IL

May 17, 1923 - June 11, 2008

Darlene Smith Obituary

This memorial website was created to remember Darlene M. Smith who was born in Hamilton, Iowa on May 17, 1923 and passed away on June 11, 2008 .She will live forever in our memories and hearts. Darlene M. Smith, 85, of Peoria, passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at home. Darlene was born on May 17, 1923, a daughter of Sam and Alta (Sprinkle) Williams. She married Charles R. Smith on October 23, 1939 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on August 5, 1988 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard A. Smith; four sisters; and four brothers. She is survived by her son, Charles “Larry” (Darlene) Smith of Mt. Vernon, WA; daughter, Nancy (Nicolas) Tosti of Peoria; grandsons, Charles “Rick” Smith of Peoria, Robert Smith of Anchorage, AK and William Smith of Kent, WA; granddaughters, Michelle Johnson and Kayla Rotramel, both of Pekin; sister, Larue Olomon of Peoria; brother, Dwayne Williams of Norfolk, VA; 14 great grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren. Darlene started her career at Nelsons Foundry and W.A. Laidlaw in the 1950s. She found her calling through the Peoria South Side Mission. After over 30 years, she retired as a supervisor in the mid 1980s. While employed at the South Side Mission, she was their Dorcas Leader, Sunday School Teacher and Clothing Director. She was an active missions supporter through South Side Mission and her church, Peoria First Assembly of God. Darlene was also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans and formerly volunteered at Methodist Hospital in Peoria. She enjoyed spending her time with family and friends, sewing, playing cards, listening to Christian music and reading the Bible. Her favorite place to be was at church. Her family is proud of her for her dedication to her missions work, for her 21-page prayer list and for her willingness to witness to others. Funeral services will be at Peoria First Assembly of God at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2008, with the Rev. Dean Grabill officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church. Following services, cremation rites will be accorded and a private interment of the cremated remains will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria at later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peoria First Assembly of Gods Missions Project. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home in Peoria. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Darlene Smith, please visit our floral store. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Darlene Smith Plant a tree in memory of Darlene

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